LondonGirl talked about the feeling of walking on air when she'd had a bouncy castle experience and gave me the picture of running like gazelles (thanks to Laura's disciplining in Stepping Stones!!) by the Summer as our running style would have developed so much finesse by then :-).
Soooooooooo, with those pictures in my mind, and the childlike air of playfulness they evoked, I skipped off imagining that I was running in the air and having fun in a bouncy castle. I also tried to think "Gazelle" - what I actually looked like lord only knows :-)!!!!
I was actually trying to ignore the fact that in week 9 my knee started to complain about the extra 5 minutes.
At some point Laura said something like "imagine your feet doing a cycling motion". I am a midfoot striker so I went from midfoot to toe to lifting my heels up. It was weird... somehow the pictures of bouncy castles and cycling feet, as well as trying to be graceful like a gazelle..... Oh gosh and don't forget the arms for pistons (!!)..... Anyway, I think I felt like I was doing a Michael Jackson robot walk - a really odd but floaty sensation :-).
After 35 minutes I was still waiting for that knicky knee pain and it wasn't there - yaaaayy... Something to be said for a childlike state of mind don't you think :-).
Keep on playing, Sara