Hi everyone Thanks for all the suggestions after my last post about struggling with my runs now I'm a graduate. I had thought it was my speed that was an issue but it wasn't until Jan-now-runs mentioned the importance of starting real slow to get the oxygen into the muscles that something clicked. After that comment I started practising my start when I was out walking the dogs, despite their sideways glances wondering what 'Mummy' was up to!! Then moved it onto my actual runs. As a result I've managed 6 great runs, legs fine, breathing fine and on Wednesday I ran a full 35 minutes, the most I've managed so far.
I also had a go at the Stepping Stone podcast as it was also recommended by several people. I did find it a bit hard going but managed to complete it, although I did change my route a little so I didn't have to negotiate the hill during the 160bpm section. Not so much a cheat as a tactical plan Think I will be using this once a week for a little while.
Anyway just wanted to say thanks once more to all you wonderful people. I couldn't have got to where I am without your input x Have a great weekend all