I've been trying to up my speed lately to get back to the times I was managing at the Parkrun last year. I got very close in June but since then my times are actually slower! I reckon I need to be doing lap times of 5:30 per km. However on my local run I'm struggling to get much below 6 minutes. I use Endomondo which gives you a voice message every km with the lap time. The best I managed today was 5:48 and I walked almost all of the next k.
So I felt a bit despondent tonight and decided to have a look at the history bit of the Endomondo and setting aside the heady days of the 5x50 I've been managing to keep up the average of about 35k each month I've been doing over the last year or so. Not brilliant and not three 5k runs a week but other things like work and family get in the way.
So I'm going to keep plugging away on the basis that some sort of run is better than nothing at all.