I haven't posted on this board for a couple of weeks. To be honest I nearly stopped altogether as work & other commitments meant I missed a couple of the week 7 25 minute runs and I felt a bit demotivated about running generally. My wife badgered me into getting out there again and I have now done 2 of the week 8 28 minute runs.
My target (I would stop tomorrow if I didn't have a target to aim for) is a 5km parkrun in 25 mins. W7R1 I went out too fast (again) suffered during km 2 & 3 but was just getting it back under control when my wretched shoelace came undone. Had to stop to retie it and then really legged it for the 5th km but only managed 25:08 for the 5km and then barely managed a jog for the remaining 3 minutes.
This morning I went out a bit slower and was pretty much on pace after 4kms so sped up just a bit and did 5km in 24:50. Hurrah! Also I was able to keep running properly for the remaining 3 minutes which is encouraging.
I am however still somewhat bemused (and slightly irritated) that I am still nowhere near the 24:08 I did back in week 4 when I ran/walked with 5:30 runs and 1:00 walks...