I got W8R1 under my belt this morning but decided to use my own music to run to. It appears that my music is slightly faster than the regular podcast music as I managed to run much further than I normally run. However, I was very tired by the end of it and now my calf muscles are really feeling it.
So I'm wondering whether it's better to keep listening to my own music for the rest of week 8 and try and get my body to adjust to that newer pace or not cheat on the podcasts and follow the programme properly so that I don't feel so tired at the end. Doing the latter would mean being much further away from the 5k goal.
I figure that I'll have to switch to my own music anyway by the end of week 9 (I imagine listening to the week 9 podcast repeatedly post-graduation would [slowly?] get on your nerves).
Does anyone have any experience with this already?