I did W8R1 this morning and, though I would never say it was easy, it was certainly one of my steadier runs. Although I had the usual 5 minutes to go mental block, I think I could have quite happily gone on and run the extra 2 minutes.
The course has been good to me so far and, despite having some dreadful runs, I have managed every one from day one and never had to repeat one, so part of me wants to stick with the programme, but the other part feels ready for the extra 2 minutes.
As I don't take a watch with me on the runs and don't like to carry on running through the cool down walk, it's not something I can decide upon last minute, as I would need to listen to the correct weekly podcast to do it.
Would any graduates have any advice about the step up from W8 to W9 and would they advise to skip the last two W8 runs, or stick to the programme?