So I have just done run 1 of week 8 (28 minutes running) and it was significantly easier than week 7. Pacing was the same, weather was the same. Distance was proportionally longer.
- ran today (Tuesday) rather than yesterday due to a tooth extraction yesterday
- laura played up and paused during the 5 minute warm up walk so I ended up walking 7 minutes. I ended up turning her off and just using my wrist watch.
- stopped measuring after 3 minutes of the warm down (so the total was still 38 minutes)
- running shorts rather than joggers
Maybe the extra day of rest over the weekend helped?
I did notice a really bizarre effect with shorts - the bottom 10 inches of my legs were bright red at the end of the run!
Anyway, week 8 run 1 done, bring on run 2!