Well, that's my week 8 now completed and I'm venturing into the final week in a few days time. I can hardly believe it, but it's true!
I completed my 3rd and final run of week 8 earlier today but I was due to do it yesterday as I had already had my two rest days but yesterday was a miserable day outside and not only that because I worked an extra shift on Saturday night I didn't actually get home and into bed until around 7am! Therefore, I didn't wake up until around 4pm and it was getting dark again, so I decided to put it off until today.
I went to bed a bit earlier than usual last night and managed to get up while it was still AM and after having some breakfast I ventured out for my run. I must really admit that I wasn't actually looking forward to it again and would've rather not had to do it but I couldn't really put it off any longer as I had already delayed it from the day before! I couldn't leave it until later in the afternoon either as I had another property viewing to do as well as an appointment with a mortgage advisor, so it was now or never.
I am not sure why I struggled with this last run but I did. I followed the same route I have done before but on the slight inclines I encountered I felt like I was about to flounder and really had to dig deep in order to continue. Was it because I had 3 rest days this time or was it because I know this is my 3rd and final run of week 8 and my next run will be on my final week of the C25K plan? I just don't know. As I was on the last part (and *really* struggling) I was praying for Laura to pop up and announce I had only 1 minute to go until the end, when she did indeed pop up but actually announced I had 5 minutes left!! What!!? No? You can't be serious...I'm about to collapse and you tell me I have 5 more minutes of this torture to go!!? At that point, my heart almost stopped beating.
Anyway, my poor overworked little heart did carry on beating and I am *really* pleased to say that I did manage to complete it (don't ask me how!) and as you can see from my run log I ended up covering 3.57km in my 28 minutes of running, which is a PB and surprises me because I thought I was going so much slower on this run. Maybe I've just answered my own question previously?