I have completed my first 8 weeks. My last run was a half hour. Had to use several mental tricks to keep going including listening to audio-books to keep distracted. Guess what. It worked. The wireless headphones I purchased specially for this have given up after a days running in the rain. But, they have served a purpose and have helped me to get past the difficult days. Now it is a matter of stabilizing what I have gained and then deciding whether to proceed further to the 10k challenge. Today I purchased upgrade in order to track distance. Until now it was towards a time target. Running through trees but hope the GPS can track the distance. Good luck to you all.