After my previous post I decided to try a different running app to measure my distance. Today I used Runkeeper. I really liked the app as it talked to me at regular intervals during my run and also broke down my run by each km (unlike my previous Sports Tracker app) I did a Podrunner Interval run reaching 7.43 km in 57 minutes average 7.44min/km. This app confirmed the same distance as my previous app I am just so disappointed at how slow I am. I believed I was achieving 5k in 32 mins when really it's more like 37 after 2 years of running!!
At the moment I only run once per week for an hour. I then do a 45min spin class followed by a 30 min legs,bums and tums class once a week and an hour body pump class followed by 30 mins swimming once a week. I enjoy this variety but am wondering if I should do more running to achieve better results. I am finding all my recent runs really tough, should I give up and accept I'm probably not capable of running any faster and try something else?