Just completed run1 of week 7 and boy did that feel like hard going! I was hoping that by now it would start feeling easier? I completed the last run of week 6 OK on Saturday and even managed to dash for the finish for the final 3 mins of running. But this evening's run felt really different. I slowed down and managed to keep going - I had changed my route (a change is as good as a rest, so they say) - but nothing significantly different in terms of gradients etc.
Trying to stay positive and will put down to experience. Going to have 2 rest days and then go for it again on Thursday.