Well, I have just come out the shower after completing my last run of week 7 and I feel great!
To be honest I wasn't really looking forward to doing this run and if I was only having 1 rest day between runs I would've probably left it until tomorrow as I have no work tomorrow. But, as I now have 2 rest days in between runs I really needed to get out and complete it today. So, I found the time (and energy) to put my running gear on and ventured out...
I set off from home and made my way to the local industrial estate, by the time I arrived there I had done my 5 minute warm up walk so I started my run on my usual old route up the industrial estate. But then I went on a completely new route I looked at before I set off. I was trying to avoid any serious inclines as that's when I struggle.
As you can probably tell by the screenshot of my run I did get a fair bit of an incline to run up (see the red/yellow area), but it wasn't a major hill and although it did slow me down, I did eventually get up it without collapsing in a heap! Once I got to the top of this incline I really gave it some and increased my pace even though I knew I still had around 5 minutes of running left. I just knew I was going to be ok because I had walked that pathway once before and I knew most of it was downhill.
That increase in pace really paid off, because as you can see by my screenshot, I smashed through the 3km mark for the first time, completing 3.16km in exactly 25 minutes! (Yes, I only log my running, and do not include my walking before and after).
So, all in all I am going into week 8 in a few days time feeling quite good and hopefully more than capable of upping my running time to 28 minutes.