Mixed feelings after today's run. It felt so difficult today compared with W7R2. I chose a different route and whether that was the problem or maybe lack of stretching on rest day - perhaps I took it a bit too easy - I don't know. Either way glad to have got through it - exhausted and ringing wet but not from rain I am pleased to say.
Despite having found it hard today I can say that I feel a real sense of achievement having pushed myself to keep going ... I could so easily have given up after 5-10 minutes but kept going because of the desire to achieve the goal.
Having got home and checked over my times I can see that my first 1k was about 45s faster than my last run (including 1st 5 min walk) so this could be a contributor but it did not seem fast at the time. Not sure that I like the route I took - it is a long filled in canal which just goes on and on and seems a tad boring - might switch back to other route which although having some mini climbs is at least more interesting - if I do I will need to extend it to meet the additional minutes of next week!
Thinking about what I have done this week and how this run has gone I am tempted to say I will have problems with week 8 but experience of the previous weeks is telling me not to worry and just get out there. Roll on Monday morning - running shoes at the ready.