Did my third run of Week 7 this morning. I've had one week and a half away from the programme, because I went back to england for a week. The idea was not to take running shoes with me, but buy new ones in england - coz probably cheaper than in France - and so carry on with the running while I was away... but, well, I only had one week there and no car of my own to get to the shops, so things didn't work out like that.. consequently I'm still wearing my 14yo son's hand-me-down trainers!
I was slightly worried I wouldn't cope with the 25 minutes, due to the break. But in fact, my breathing seemed a lot better than usual (I was recently diagnosed with asthma brought on by exertion, and I have an inhaler to use once or twice before I go out running) and I actually felt quite strong at first. However, by the halfway alert from Laura I was starting to find things more difficult and a few times I felt like slowing to a walk, but managed to keep going for the whole 25 minutes. I was fine at the 'final 5 minute' alert.. but I find the final minute REALLY HARD WORK.. and I know the two times I did the 25 minute run for Week 7 before, I found that last minute pretty much TORTURE!!!
So I'm wondering, since I had a bit of a break, and since I'm finding the 25 minutes hard work, if I should stick to Week 7 for at least another couple of times before going onto 28 minutes... or should I be brave and just go for it?!
Has anyone else found Week 7 hard work?