Well, I finally completed my week 9 run 3 this morning. It was a beautiful sunny morning and instead of running local roads as I usually do I took the car to the park and did a few laps there. My ulterior motive for that was that it's where the weekly Parkrun takes place and, yes, I'm already thinking about giving it a go. If you had asked me on week 1 if I thought I'd complete the 9 weeks I'd have answered 'not sure'. If you'd asked me week 4 or 5 I'd have said 'hmm'. By week 8 and 9 that had all changed, having completed the longer runs I'd have given you a confident 'yes'. I found the change from short runs to longer runs was hard going, but then once you push past the mental block and the tiredness/pain you realise that you can do it and finishing becomes easier. Anyway, this morning's run went great, and I found it relatively easy, in fact I could have kept going for longer. I completed just under the 5k, but I'm not disappointed because I'll have that nailed very soon.
a very happy camper