I really didn't know how this morning's run would go. Run 2 of week 8 had been a challenge I had slowed down slightly and at the 27 minute mark I couldn't up the pace for the final minute.
By contrast this morning went well ... well almost to plan ... the pod cast cut out between 10 minutes and half way - but I carried on running and fumbled around with the mobile and the podcast picked up where I left off ... it probably added a 2 to 3 minutes to the run ... (so yep now looking at a 30 - 31 minute run) ...
I felt a bit tired with 5 minutes left ... but the last minute "one minute to go !" was brilliant ... I'd just turned the corner into my my road and suddenly I found extra energy and really ran that last 60 seconds .. finished the run on about 5.15km .. and getting past the 5k even if it took longer than 30 minutes felt really good
Week 9 starts Monday morning - and I'll see if I can consistently run 30 minutes while breathing in through the nose and then out through the mouth. I can do it for a while on a run but only if I concentrate on it , then my hayfever can become an issue and I end up switching to breathing in and out though the mouth !
Once again hope everyone has a great time out there and enjoy the running (enjoy the runs ... just doesn't sound right!)