I completed run 1 of week 7 this morning, and felt like I had a few more minutes running in me.
However, I find the first half of the run so much more difficult. I have been going to the gym for years, and my exercise of choice has always been the x-trainer. I always try to beat the distance from the time before, and set it up on a program where it changes difficulty every 2:30 minutes. This has meant that I am always watching the screen for the time and making sure that I am going over a certain speed.
This causes a problem when running, as I am always looking at my watch. When the time gets under 10 minutes this is good because it spurs me on as I know I can finish easily, but at the beginning the time goes round so slowly and makes it seem more daunting than it is. I know this is silly, because as I said I finished relatively easily and could have done a few minutes more.
Has anybody else had this problem, and is there a point you get to when you can just run and not worry about the time,