I always run out of data on my phone just before my new billing month starts on the 27th of each month, and that's what happened today halfway through my run (I stream my podcasts while running). Laura had just told me I'd got to the halfway point (14 min). Somehow the endomondo app I had set kept going, I think that must just use gps rather than data, so that meant I at least had something telling me how many minutes I'd done after each km. At 17 min endomondo told me I'd done 2km, by which point Laura had vanished, so this really helped to spur me on to keep going for the full 28 min, and to follow my new technique of speeding up in the second half. At 24min Endomondo told me I'd done 3km, and then I had to guess whereabouts the end of the 28 mins would be (trying to remember where I reached on Monday's run). I checked my phone at exactly 28.01 mins, so I definitely gauged that well! It was 3.51km overall, which I realise is nowehere near 5km. But I'm so pleased to have done another 28 min, without Laura's encouragement this time (for half of it), and I know I'm already going a lot faster than I was last week, so I'm hopeful to be able to run 4k by next week at the very least, and definitely be able to do 30 min
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