Ran W7 R3 this morning but this week has been really hard. I have gradually noticed an improvement each time - but not by much. I was hoping that by run 3 I would be able to do that-running-faster-for-the-last-minute thing that Laura confidently encourages us to do . . . but, no, I was absolutely whacked again by that point and only just able to keep one foot in front of the other for the last few seconds. It really feels that the programme takes a step up in this week - I'm noticing that my muscles are sore again for the next day or two after runs which hasn't happened really since the first week. I guess this is reassuring in a weird way because it shows that I am working hard and giving all I can but I really hope these longer runs get easier in time and I'm a bit wary of week 8 given how many people said it was the worst week for them - hope not for me!
I'm learning ways of switching my brain off more or thinking of other things so it doesn't seem such a long time to run. Also, I try to run in the mornings which is pretty insane as I'm not a morning person, but I'm sure part of my success is that my mind doesn't wake up to what's actually happening until I'm in my running gear, trainers on and out of the house - by which time it's too late - works every time lol!