Hi. Not posted in ages but have been reading the forum every day. I graduated some months ago and have kept up 3 runs a week, most weeks including an interval run. My best time for 5k was today at 31.27 mins. Doesn't matter how hard I try I just cannot break the 30 minute barrier!!! So this is my question... Shall I progress towards 10k and benefit from the longer distances or try to break the 30 mins for 5k before increasing distance? When I'm in my rhythm, stamina doesn't seem to be a massive issue. I'm quite sure I could run for 40 mins and steadily increase this week by week, but the 5k time is bugging me!! I'm not fast and never will be, but I genuinely feel I can increase distance as long as I keep a steady, comfortable pace. I'd like to do some 10k's in the new year. Anyone else face this issue? I appreciate this is personal to me and I am in NO way suggesting that we should all be running 5k's in under 30 mins, it was just a personal goal.
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