I've had a good, long think about this and Dark Dude has already beaten me to it with some of my thoughts
Don't worry about attaining the same speed as the original lessons, I know that a week is not a long time to learn and improve a piece of music. You all have lives outside of GMC, with jobs, families, other commitments so it's reasonable that we can expect to submit takes at a lower speed but at least they can be takes which show that you can play the lessons and perform what it intended of it. A lot of this is designed to tidy up certain areas of playing or to encourage you to put some focus back on certain areas of your playing you may have forgotten about like hand synch or using the pinky or something else.
I think that when we organise our own practice we focus on the things that interest us most but when we add something else to the mix that is a suggestion of somebody else it usually makes us look at something we wouldn't normally have chosen which I find very useful. For example, with my own practice rotuine, I focus mainly on picking but learning a GMC lesson has required me to spread my wings a little bit ! Although I don't do it as much as the rest of my practice, I still go to it every now and then and it adds a something extra to my playing and it will be slowly getting better in the background, if you know what I mean ?
So, don't worry about the speed.. it's not a reflection of your ability, it's only a reflection of how much time you're physically able to give to it that week and if it's not that much, don't worry, just do what you can. I want this to be about the fun of tackling new pieces together with another group of players.. how far you get doesn't matter. A different challenge each week keeps it fresh !
If you want to keep practising certain pieces to get them even better then go for it and you could always submit them here at a later date or just in the REC
What we'll do is have both of these last 2 Tasks
running over to Thursday 8th March
and then we will do something completely new.
That's another week.. you can either choose one of the Tasks that you feel better at and uplaod that or you can go for both if you like.. it's up to you but Thursday 8th March will be the cut off point either way !! Enjoy !
P.S. Don't shy away from trying an Intermediate Task sometimes, if I've given a particularly difficult Task. !