I took the wrong headphones with me (actually a broken pair that wouldn't have worked with anything), so wasn't able to use the podcast for this one. I wondered whether I'd make it without the music, as the music definitely helps me a lot, but what could I do?
I just ran more or less the distance I've been running for this 25 minute run, and took things a bit easy, just in case my niggles are injuries waiting to happen. (And as Murphy would've predicted, the numb toes have full sensation tonight, don't they? - Just because I'm going to the doctor tomorrow.)
It turns out that I've found a "zone out point" which arrives with or without music to protect me from the desperate rasping of my breathing. It also turns out that somewhere in the middle, things begin to flow nicely. I even had a little sprint at the end, although anyone doing Week 1 or who remembers Week 1 will know that it's not possible to bust yourself for 60 seconds if you don't have Laura there waiting to tell you you can stop. I would guess my token "end on a high" lasted for a 30 second approximation to 60 seconds.
Yes, and that's it, really. You can run without music, it would seem, once you've followed this programme for long enough.
Oh, I suppose it's dumb to mention that the headphones I took are green, whereas the proper ones are black. Mr Observant ...