So went off for the second run of week 2 with the boyfriend, which generally means a flatter run because he has a canal near him. Set off for the first of two 8 minute runs at what I thought was a slow pace, quickly realised that it was a little faster than I had planned, however it was sustainable for that run. Gave it a go for the second run, and kept it up! Not only did I keep it up, but in the final 60 seconds my headphones unknowingly popped out, and my boyfriend, who was keeping an eye on thr time, let me push myself for another 90 seconds before stopping me to let me know we were done...at which point we found out about the unplugged headphones. (So apologies to Jo Whiley for the unnecessary silent curses!)
It felt so good to have done both runs at a slightly higher pace and to have been able to push myself that little bit further.
Tomorrow's run is back on hills so I know it will be slower, it is also 20 minutes continuous running, so another good reason to keep it slow.
All said and done I'm feeling pretty chuffed, and welcome the sore legs today! They are well deserved!