Working on my new regime and finally just about going down the garmin route myself.
This week it's been more C25k+ Speed, a 30 minute slow run on account of an impending cold, then a grand 13.74k in 1h 22m 35s this morning on a slightly more demanding route including some hillier terrain. I have just about got myself slowed down enough to focus on the endurance and nothing else but I did stretch it a little with those hills. The weekly visit to Tesco felt a little surreal at first I can tell you! Getting that pace under control with 6m/k roughly is great. With the lighter mornings and evenings now it should be possible to vary my route even more midweek as I tend to avoid unlit areas in the dark. But I am still mindful of the danger of injury by overdoing it and so am trying to listen to my body especially for the long, slow runs.
Garmin arrived but needs permission of my better half to get started using it (i.e after upcoming birthday). I got fed up of the dropout from the old Sony Ericson Xperia mini and forgetting to charge or put on GPS. So, next weekend's blog should contain some Garmin-ised data to share.
Thanks for reading and happy running.