I'm just back from running week 9 run 1...I preferred week 8 run 3 but that was after water during the day and then a Revive and two slices of jam and bread right before I went out.
Really enjoyed week 8, run 3...even managed to do a sprint finish for the last 200m. I've stopped listening to Laura (sorry Laura) but the music isn't that great...there's nothing like a bit of Rage Against the Machine or Beastie Boys to get you going!!
I went out tonight for my first run of week 9, my phone was messing about and wouldn't shuffle my songs, realised when I got back I had it on the wrong setting doh! The weather was so warm with no breeze so that really didn't help and my calves, wow! I thought they were getting better, I'm currently transitioning to 'barefoot' style running and love it...I have no pain any more, I could go on running for so much longer...well I could, except my calves are holding me back aarrgghh!! If I run for longer than 22/26 minutes they really start to ache....hopefully it should start wearing off soon, fingers crossed. As soon as I stop and do my cool down walk I do a few steps on my tip toes and they're fine and I can then run home up the hill...it's only about 100m but my god is it steep.
I'm still not fast enough though, I'm doing about 4.1k in 30 minutes so I have to find almost a whole km from somewhere...maybe once my calves stop hurting I'll fly round...haha!
Oh well, only 2 more runs to go before I graduate (woohoo!), just in time to head to Edinburgh on Saturday to take part in the first ever Scottish Barefoot Run...so very much looking forward to it. At least I won't get funny looks with my five fingers on...or maybe I might actually run totally barefoot, I'll take my SeeYa's with me...just in case! :o)
Happy Running! :o)