I'm continually amazed by this programme. Today I completed week 7 and found that I had to adjust my route 'on the fly' as I was almost home before the 25 minutes were up and still had the cool down walk to go. My pace has somehow picked up and with it the running distance covered has increased quite dramatically.
Runs one and two this week were quite comfortable but for some reason this morning's run was a bit of a struggle for the first 10 minutes. After giving myself a little talking to I got my mind back on the job and got it done with no further problems.
Talking of getting my mind back on the job, I've found that focusing on an object in the distance such as a parked car or a lamp post seems to help me and once I've reached that I'll search out another object. The music pumping through my head helps greatly too. Anything but the thought of actually running seems to work!
On to week 8 and a step up in time to 28 minutes. I won't say that this is a daunting task, that was 60 seconds of running in week 1!, but certainly one I'll treat with respect and adjust to. 6 sessions left before graduation, my determination chip is programmed and switched on!