I've now managed to get run 1 of week 8 under my belt. I tried to do it on Saturday but failed and had to stop within only 5 minutes to go and can't understand why this week's runs feel so very difficult when I've already been running 25 minutes at a stretch. I can only conclude that it's my approach mentally but I'm really struggling with this at the moment.
On the plus side, I did it, and felt really proud of myself when I got home and in addition, I weighed myself this morning and my weight is the lowest it's been in over a year. Granted by just one pound but it's going in the right direction.
Over the last 2-3 weeks I've also been keeping check of my speed and realised that it's gradually increasing too and my average 1km now is about 9 minutes and 40 seconds - very slow I know but I'm getting there. However, it did make me wonder what I should be measuring and I was looking for some advice from you folks. When I set off from home, I start Endomondo and my first Km is always my slowest because I'm walking for a lot of it. However, I'm assuming that I should really be starting Endomondo when I start my first jog. Is that right? If that's the case, I know now that there's no way I'm going to get to 5k by the end of week 9 as I'm not even at 4k with my 5 minute walk included and 28 minutes running.
Can I just check what everyone else does?