w00t! First consolidation run in the bank. Was so hard to get the motivation to go out the door and felt crappy for the first 5 mins, but it all fell into place and I managed to up the pace in sections and cover an extra 100m or so in the 30m so pushed it just a little bit further and let my body and mind know that there was a little bit more gas in the tank.
I definitely agree with others who have said just cover the 30mins again for a few weeks as that feels exactly what I need to do to build a base where I can get comfortable with that time.
My big weakness is my calves.. every run I come back feeling like someone has kicked the $£%^ out of them, whereas I very rarely feel out of breath and only get too hot if wearing too much. Any tips on improving calves would be gratefully taken..
Thanks for listening to my ramble..