Just back from my first 25 minute run. I was very slow i think - bout 4kms including the warm up and cool down - but I DID IT!!!! Laura was right - and I liked the way she came in at 12 and a half minutes instead of every 5. Clever! I found that really motivational as then I knew I was half way.
I feel really good and I still managed to speed up for the last 60 seconds. Am just starting to change the way I feel while i am out running as well i.e instead of 'Oh my god, how embarressing I am out trying to run' its more ' hey look at me everyone, I'm running!' (i say everyone though I mostly mean the cows and chickens as I live deep in rural france)
Anyway, very very chuffed and I am looking forward to my next runs!! And i am still surprised when I find myself writing that!
Good luck everyone!!