Up until now, I have felt like a novice plodding along, often glancing at my watch desperate for it to tell me that I can stop for a walk.
Today felt different. I never felt like I wanted to stop, I wasn't puffing like a steam train and was even able to forget about breathing, running form and, for a while, even how fast/slow I was running.
My route didn't allow me to cover 5k today but I think I could have done that without too much trouble, instead I put in a little bit of a 'sprint' finish over the last 400m or so.
I hope you can excuse the trumpet blowing element of the above, I think the main point here is just how effective this program is. Just 8 weeks ago, I wouldn't run 50yds to catch a train and hadn't done any serious exercise in the thick end of 20 years. The truth, of course, is that I am still very much a novice but the progress I have made in such a short period is ridiculous.
Linkie to Garmin Connect