Having done all my runs so far on the treadmill at the gym I decided to brave Week 7 Run 1 outside and took my (uber fit) sister for some moral support. Did the 5 minute walk and started to run no problem - expecting to find it much more difficult outside because of the hard tarmac and slight inclines etc I was a little pessimistic from the start as to whether I would be able to finish.
How wrong was i ?! Having someone to talk to and distract me worked wonders and before I knew it Laura was telling me my 25 minutes was complete and I could stop. I'd planned my route perfectly so was pretty much back where I had finished my 5 minute warm up walk.
However, my sister decided we were not stopping and urged me to carry on right back to the front door ... and so I did! So I did a Week 9 30 minute run on Sunday - 3 miles in 35 minutes.
Now though I'm not sure how to carry on with the programme, go back to 25 minute runs and complete C25K properly or try and continue with week 9 ??