well I've been stuck on week 7 for ages, and finally made some progress last week. today I abandoned Laura again, put some heavy rock on my mp3 and went for it. decided to jog (slowly!!!) for as long as I felt able. in the end I ran a full 33 minutes non stop! this was only 4.6km, but for me it's the time that counts, especially as i'm a 50 something. I struggled for weeks on the mental challenge of the last couple of weeks. now I've found my rhythm I didn't find it as hard as I thought I would.
next challenge is to up the speed a little to make the full k in 30 mins.
to all those stuggling with the mental side of this, Laura is right, you just need to keep going, your body pushes through it all and the feeling you get at the end is indescribably worth it