So run 1 of week 9 saw me running so slow i apparently looked like a graceful slowmo film (nice friends!), arguing repeatedly with myself from 30 seconds in so vehemently my lips were moving (same friends) and collapsing to the floor after 30 mins (29.21 minutes by runkeepeer but I'll take it) right next to a deer herd.
I did 2.03 miles/3.27km so I'm actually getting slower!
I'm having second (or rather 6th) thoughts about this 10k I'm signed up for in 4 weeks. To save face I'm debating acquiescing to my concerned doctor who thinks I am doing fine but tripling my distance in a month my just wreck my 40 year old arthritic joints (and confidence) completely