So... I completed 4 consolidation runs and then I stopped. The last one was 11 days ago and I was making all kinds of excuses. Yesterday I logged on here and I saw somebody had posted (should have noted it down - sooo sorry) describing the exact way I was feeling.
I think it was because I had lost the structure and felt a bit overwhelmed by what I was doing. It also hadn't occurred to me that I could a)warm up at home and b)didn't have to run for 30 minutes (because the thought of being outside in the cold for 40 minutes filled me with dread). This post and the advice was all I needed so this morning I donned the gear, completed a warm up at home (which absolutely warmed me up), ran for 10 minutes in one direction, turned around and came back and then cooled down at home.
I completed this run without tracking my distance. I listened to C25K week one and tried to speed up for the 60 second runs in week 1 which had the desired effect and really tested me.
This forum is really powerful and if I hadn't of read that post I wouldn't have got my mojo back and feeling as great as I do right now!