I completed 28 minutes continuous yesterday. It seems to last forever when you are running. I listen to music and watch tv, but it still goes on forever. Definitely a mental thing. I didn't ache too much and breathing was fine at least until the last 5 minutes, but it seems to take a lot of persistence. My brain was telling me to stop and rest, there's no need to push like this, sit down and have a beer. The guy beside me had been running for 50 minutes plus and he stopped at (my) 23 minutes I almost asked him to carry on and run with me for the last five. For some reason I find it easier if I run alongside someone else, even if they are complete strangers and not interested in what I'm doing at all.
Interestingly on the rest day before the run I had walked into town and back - 40 minutes in all. My shins felt a bit tight, but I ran anyway. This morning they felt awful. I've just given them a good session with a roller and they are felling much better now. I thought I'd wasted my money on the roller but I'm a convert now.
I experimented with a slight incline most of the way. I was amazed how much difference even that made. I may be so much fitter than I was when I started, but I have a long way to go. I'm going to try with my new shoes again on my next run on Sunday, If they hurt my toe again they are going back. Do "New Balance" do slightly smaller sizes or something? The under armour shoes I have are fine.