Did my run tonight and was determined to pick up the pace. I'd felt through week 7 that I wasn't being pushed in the way that W5 and W6 build up and push you over the milestones at the end of the week.
So I put some real effort in. After my last run of course my laces felt too tight and I did adjust them quickly on the warm up walk.
There were a few niggles but I had quite a moment with Fat Boy Slim shouting Right Here, Right Now in my ears and I felt yes, it is about the here and now, the commitment to self. I'm not doing this for anyone else, not family or friends but for me, I'm finally looking after my body, using it in the best way possible and it's rewarding my commitment with effort and results.
I don't deny I pushed pretty hard. I was sweating like a glassblower, but I know I got results. Unfortunately my data looks weird. I'm missing my map so can't really rely on what it says. It seems to think I did 4.4 miles at about 8" 30 average. Which might be true. But it might not... I'm frustrated the data isn't there as normal but I know I really tried. I wanted to pick up my pace and I absolutely did. Whether I can do it again over the weekend... I don't know but I bloody ran and ran and ran for those 28 mins. 👍😁