Well, my headphones have totally packed up so tonight I ran without music..or Laura, for the first time! Initially, it was intended to be a short run to ease back in after quite a few days on the injury couch but I got into such a good, steady rhythm that at the ten minute mark I just kept going. I plodded along for fifteen more minutes- and yes, friends, this time I managed to speed up for the last minute or so. A couple of weeks back, I laughed in Laura's face when she suggested this, but tonight it happened. I tried a different route- and I found that the lack of music really helped me to establish my own pace. I realised that I have been subconsciously pacing myself to the music (which changes every three minutes!). Anyway, I'm on to week 8 next time- I can almost imagine what that final run of the programme will feel like (ssshhh, don't jinx it).