So, after using my Garmin last week and not being very impressed with my run, but realising why [went off way too quickly] I finally went out again yesterday. I haven't felt well all week so decided to wait until I was feeling better. Thought I'd just run 20 mins after last week's disappointment, but instead of watching the time, I mixed up my playlist again [put some Coldplay on after being inspired by the Paralympics Closing Ceremony] and off I went, having a rough idea of where on'my playlist 20 mins were.
Anyhow, I started off slowly and maintained my pace and finally looked at my watch and i'd run 25 minutes! Carried onto the 28 minutes - ran 3.59 km - ok so no records broken but I didn't break my run. Am so pleased! I have done W8 4 times now so I think i'm ready for my Graduation week!
Have to say I couldn't have got to this point without the support on here - everyone is so helpful, encouraging and supportive.
Thank you to everyone who has responded to my questions and offered words of encouragement and good luck to everyone else!