I'm on a roll at the moment - 4 runs of 25 mins in a week. I've never done that before. I ran without Laura again, but runkeeper kept me informed on the time. It was good to hear the dawn chorus, watch the sky start to turn pink and vary my route slightly. I tried to go slow by taking shorter steps rather than changing my pace, but that didn't last long. It is difficult to stick to a pace that doesn't seem "natural". And as usual I got faster as the run went on. The last 2 minutes were quite tough as I tried to speed up and I was really out of breath at the end. When I got home the sweat was just pouring off me (not a very savoury subject, but I always really sweat when I've finished). I was faster than last time, but slower than W7R1, so once again a solid result.
Hard to believe that I'm going in to W8. I'm going to have to extend my route again, at the moment it's just perfect for a 25 minute run and 2 x 5 min warm ups/cool downs. It also seems to be getting really long (still nowhere near 5 K, but I'm not yet bothered about that).
I find it quite astounding that my body is coping with this and I'm running at about 8 km / hour (7.5 min per km) or faster. For years I've been half-heartedly running at a slower pace than this but making no progress what so ever. I would try for months and then everything would just fizzle out. Six months later I would have another bash - equally unsuccessfully. This is the first time I've ever felt I was getting anywhere. So I'm a bit in awe of what's happening and very excited about the next two weeks.
Oh, and this forum is brilliant as well!