From the start of week 7, I've been logging my actual running on Map My Run, just for curiosity sake. I hit start when Laura tells me to start running and then leave it on until I get home (it's a 6.5km route). I like to have a look at the split time for the first 3k as I know I will have jogged all of this.
I've just got back from week 8 run 1 and the first km was 5.30 minutes!!! This is a whole 3 minutes faster than my usual pace and I had no idea I was going that fast (although I didn't have to stop to cross any roads this time). The other two were much slower but meant that my average pace across all 3 km's was 7 minutes - which is 1.30 minutes better than any previous run AND I ran for an extra 3 minutes today).
I actually felt like I was picking my legs up a bit better today and when Laura said stop, I actually had a little blub!! Thankfully, there was nobody around to see my having a minor meltdown.
This running lark is really crazy. Oh! In other news, my Macmillan T-Shirt arrived yesterday which I plan to wear whenever I'm on an OutRun May jog