Hi fellow C25Kers - I'm still running and still enjoying reading all the posts on this great forum.
Since I graduated on Christmas Day last year I have managed to keep up two and sometimes three runs per week. I have been using the C25K+ podcasts and started doing a longer weekend run to build up my endurance (now up to 7.5K in 41:04).
Yesterday I thought I'd try a 5K and see how I'd progressed relative to my graduation PB of 27:49. I was confident of some progress and had been targeting a sub 25 minute 5K this year as one of my running goals.
So I went for it but was amazed and then deflated to discover I had recorded an identical time to my Christmas graduation run! I had expected some improvement in my PB in over two months so I began to wonder if I was building endurance at the expense of speed.
I am really enjoying the longer runs and want to build up to a 10K this summer but also want to improve my 5K times as well.
Any advice on training regimes to help improve my 5K speed? Do I need more interval training runs or faster, shorter runs?
Any advice and experience welcomed.
Happy Running all.