I've definitely discovered over the past few weeks that the longer the runs, the longer I need to recover!
I almost managed W6R3, but then moved onto W7R1 and was successful. W7R2 was horrific, and I got quite down about it all - that was Wednesday, and I only managed to get myself out again today (and that was a challenge).
Successfully managed the 25 minutes (And about 20 seconds after!), and even managed to pick up my speed a bit with one minute to go!
I changed my route a little bit this time (repeating a loop, rather than one large loop) and took the monster hill out - this was a massive help, and I think I'll stick to that route from now on.
Really proud of myself. I'm not sure I'll ever "enjoy running", but I definitely enjoy the feeling I get after I've been out.
Hoping that eventually, these longer runs won't be so much of a challenge physically and mentally, but for now, I know I can do it, so just got to keep it up!