I am still finding these long runs really hard but I am gradually getting to grips with them. Today I did a really different route all along roads and tried out wearing shorts for the first time, quite long dorky shorts. I feel a bit stupid jogging on the spot at traffic lights but only really had to do that twice, the first set I got to was after a hill and I slowed to a stop - not good, after that I made myself jog up and down and it wasn't so bad after I got over the looking silly factor, I look silly enough running anyway.
The road route was very busy, far more chance of running into someone I know and my shorts kept riding up which was a bit distracting but overall it was really good to try out a different hill profile and running markers I am unfamiliar with. I made the rourte too short so I ended up having to run round in circles a bit when I neared home which was a bit hard mentally - when you're near home it feels like you should be near the end.
Overall - getting easier, I am gonna stick to leggings for a while though - just safer.
One week to go!