I really need to get my breathing in check. Had to slow down to a shuffle again to regulate the breathing (I don't run fast, but I stop paying attention to my breathing after some time), and more often than W6R3. But I shuffled on the entire time, and every time I wanted to stop I thought to myself "Run, Forrest, Run"! Gave me a chuckle and spurred me on each time.
I've been looking forward to the long runs, but now that they're here I'm undecided how I feel about them. I do love not having to break my rhythm for a recovery break. But today's run was harder than the 25 minute run of week 6. I think it's mentally much tougher in the beginning because you know you have SO MUCH LONGER to run for. So while you're physically fine, the gremlins are out in full force taunting you. Then when Laura says you've got 5 minutes left you're like "oh thank goodness", but by this time your legs feel like lead so while you're mentally relieved it's quite the struggle. I was ready to give up at the halfway mark today, but I didn't. Run, Forrest, Run.