Hi everyone, wonder if anyone could tell me what am i doing wrong, there must be something for sure. I did my first park run in May and didn't miss a single one since then so it will be seven months now, my initial time was something like 36 minutes and then very quickly i got to around 33. Every day I do something - monday, tuesday and wednesday i do hard 5K runs on the treadmill, thursday i run 5K outside, friday i do swimming, sunday i do nothing. Initially I felt good for it, all this running (which is still very hard and not that enjoyable apart from that amazing shower/coffee moment afterwards) keeps me relatively fit (in combination with healthy food), my leg muscles got stronger, i got myself into size 12 instead of 14 which is first time since school (i am 40 now), etc. However, I am not improving! I am reading stories of many people here and everywhere else, I can see my fellow parkrunners jogging effortlessly (similar weight / age) and making it under 30'' but I am just stuck on 32-33 minutes (it was 33 again last saturday). It is very annoying. How do I improve? Do i need to find a coach? Do I need to run less and replace 1-2 runs with something else (what exactly?) Do I just accept that I am a slow runner? Are you gonna say that I am just thinking about time too much and i should stop measuring myself and enjoy running more? I am naturally very competitive and doing the same thing over and over again without any improvement drives me crazy.