I've been very busy with work this week and only managed to fit in 2 runs using the Speed podcast (Sunday and Weds) which is nice and short for those in a hurry. However, I was beginning to worry about whether I could still do 30 minutes (strange how that could ever be a problem when 2 months ago it was could I do 3 minutes).
Anyway - out I went this morning into the rain (it's only getting worse this weekend so I figured now or never), wearing graduate t-shirt and Aldi jacket as protection from the elements. I put the Stamina podcast on, saying to myself that I'd come home if it got too much but the target was 30 minutes. Well...... I somehow did the whole 35! Yes, as others have said it was quite hard at the end, but for me no worse than week 9 when I set out too fast then struggled at the end. The music may not be what I'd choose but having the pace set for me is exactly what I need to keep going.
The only downer for me was that I didn't quite get to the elusive 5 K - Mapmyrun said I did 4.93 so very close now. I don't know if I'd have gone further in drier conditions (it was quite horrid) but I don't really see how that can happen with fixed bpm paces - either I need longer legs or faster bpm or longer time, none of which are possible right now.
Next week's plan I think will be Stepping Stones, Speed then Stamina again next weekend so I'll see how that goes. Oh yes - for all weight-concious folks out there - I had lost a big 3lb between starting C25K and graduating. Then this week I lost 3lb in a week with only the two shorter runs! Go figure that one! I'm very pleased though because it got me to a weight target at last.
Look forward to reading everyone's weekend blogs - I won't name names but there are some folks out there I'm hoping to hear from!