Does anyone else find these points of a 5k hard work? I can set off for the first 2k like a gazelle (erm well in my own world perhaps 😉) then I get to km 3 and 4 and it's a real slog. I can keep running but slow down by between 30 and 60 seconds per km. then I get a second wind in the last km and get back up to my first km pace. I have tried starting slower but the middle bit of the run is such a struggle. I can breathe ok, my legs feel fine but I feel the energy dissipating! 😐. I am getting faster and have knocked off 2 mins off my 5k runs so I'm doing it in about 31-32 mins on average. My aim is to get a 5k under 30 mins as I am really enjoying the shorter runs and it fits in well with life in general. I graduated about 5 months ago and run 5k x 2-3 times a week including park runs which I love. Any advice as to how to get over the 'middle bit slump'?