Hopefully this will be both sensible and doable - all advice welcome!
I know I am going to have to slow my pace in order to increase my distance. My comfortable pace for 5km is too fast for non-stop longer runs. I joined a running club last week and did a longer run with them (approx 10k). The pace was quite fast but we stopped reasonably regularly so I didn't find it too bad - except the last 1500m 😂But I want to run longer distances by myself too without stops. Tailwalker at Parkrun on Saturday so after reading Sutsha post I'm going to target a slower pace (7:00 a km or possibly slower with the inclines in the park!) over a longer distance on Friday.
But I also want to increase my speed over shorter distances and ultimately bring my 5k time down. So in my short run of the week I am going to try doing the second km fast. 5:04 this morning but I did have to have a couple of minutes rest before continuing so that may have been a little fast in this heat!
I would love to be someone who could just go out and run without even looking at stats but I'm very goal orientated and have been since childhood. Maybe I'll make August's goal to run with no stats