Yesterday I completed one of the hardest runs I've done since starting the program about 8 weeks ago.
It was W8R3, so i knew what was in store for me. What I hadn't anticipated was the strength of the wind, which was against me for the first 7 minutes (all up hill), then directly across me for the next 10 minutes.
To be honest, I didn't think i would make it to ten minutes: my breathing was laboured and it was like running through treacle.
Then again the folks on this forum came to my rescue and in my head I heard your voices: "just think how good you feel afterwards", "if i can do it anyone can", "it's about running to the end, not how fast you go", etc etc.
So thanks (again) - i did feel rough afterwards. But week 9 is just around the corner (tomorrow/thursday) and as they say tomorrow is another day!