Oooooooh! Only 3 runs to go...
This one was so much better than the week 7 runs and the first two week 8-ers, which had all been fairly hard work. It made all the difference that I was in a positive mood when I started (doh!). I hadn't planned on doing it near work, so I didn't have my ipod, but did have the polar buff that I'd left in the car just in case. Good move! I didn't have my running shoes either, but I've found that my everyday Ecco shoes are actually really comfortable for my sort of padding along running.
So, no Laura, no garmin, just my watch and me, and the cold air. And I actually enjoyed most of it! By minute 6 I was getting into a rhythm (it usually takes at least ten minutes for anything like that, so that was great). I ended up getting pretty warm - running along holding the buff, a scarf and my fleece for the second half of the run!
I did consider going on to 30 minutes, but decided I'd stop at 28, as it was a convenient corner for route measuring back at home, though I could have gone on a bit more. (Pace has sneaked up to the stunning heights of ... 6 kph / 3.75mph - 10 min per km, 16min for a mile, or 50min for 5k. I think those conversions work anyway.)
So - just 3 runs to graduation. Here I come!