At the end of July I was up to w7 r2 and then went on holiday for 2 weeks. I didn't run in the 2 weeks and on my return struggled to get back into it. I slowly increased my time of straight runs till I was running the full 25 mins again. I then decided I would run the 3 week 7 runs again to be sure I could do week 8. Today I did the last run of week 7 and what a difference. I found I could up the pace a bit and went further than I had before so was feeling really pleased that I could actually see (and feel) the difference.
What was disappointing was that on map my run, it showed my distance hadn't really changed much and my pace was only slightly faster. So I'm not convinced that it's a very accurate app, given that previously I cut a corner off and this time I went the long way round but it didn't really register the distance difference much! It reckons I'm covering a distance of 2.4 miles (3.8K) per run so I'm still a way off 5k even though I've only 2 weeks to go before I graduate!!!
Anyway, I'm feeling quite positive and looking forward to the start of Week 8 on Monday.