Personally I love to listen to music when I am running unless I need to work out some problems in my head. The music helps me keep my pace steady as well. However, for safety sake, if I am in an area that isn't well populated, I tend to turn it off
Phu I couldn't agree more!! I was getting demoralised as well, and now I am thrilled at my progess!
I will indeedy report back after the race, my boss said he was only giving me £5 per K if I ran it all and I am taking his money! LOL
I am glad I am working towards something like the RFL because I am doing it for more than one reason and have raised money towards charity and don't want to let anyone down. Hopefully the after affects is that I get to body of a supermodel as well! ha ha ha
Feel fantastic today if a bit knackered after my run but just had to give a huge thank you to everyone for the advice, it has made a BIG difference!!! My personal best running time in my R/W schedule had been 14 mins out of 35 on the treadmill. I monitored my speed while I was outside running today and I ran for 19 out of my 35 mins, it didn't kill me AND my legs feel much better than normal. Took a lovely scenic route along the railway line (even took piccies as proof for my hubby) LOL!
Also treated myself friday to go for gait testing and a new pair of proper running shoes and they are fab!