Well I've finally reached week 9, getting my once a week runs in slowly but surely. Managed week 8 fine and really thought the extra 2 minutes wouldn't be a problem but, exactly a week after my final third run of week 8 I went outside to the park to do the first 30 minute run. Now, my normal runs are on the treadmill which I've concluded are definitely easier than the great outdoors, but I found that I just could not run further than 25 minutes. I was devastated but kept myself going for 25 minutes when my legs and body wanted to stop at 20. I really pushed for that extra 5 minutes but that's less than I should have gone! I never normally run in the evenings either and this run was done straight after work. My question is this... shouldn't I be getting better at this and finding it easier as the weeks go by? I feel like I'm going backwards and am scared to try again in case it's even worse. Any words of wisdom to make me feel better would be hugely appreciated. Thanks.