Well, it's certainly different running on a treadmill. I have to say I found it more manageable on a treadmill than outside. Stuck to a pace of 8km/ph and completed the run. I looked like a tomato (as usual) for an hour afterwards but still felt good. All of a sudden, graduation doesn't seem too impossible! I will be returning to the great outdoors for run 2 this week though, as I felt a bit like the air-conditioned gym (complete with t.v.) was not really me! Good to know there is no excuse for ever missing a run though. Thanks to those who offered advice- you're an excellent bunch.