So after crunching the umbers after my first 5k last week I've suddenly realised that 8 minute km pace is not going to cut it if I want to be doing a 5km in 30mins
But is it really 6mins km pace for a 5k? well of course it is, I'm ok at maths, I know it's true, but it feels so far away from acheivable that my mind is struggling to comprehend it.
my best km so far is about 7:37 and that nearly killed me, and my average on a run is like i said about 8mins
I understand I'm at a very early stage in my post grad running career, but I do really want to improve.
Any tips on how to increase average speed would be very welcome
So one tip that I've heard is to start C25K again! but this time, when you're told to run you run at your fastest pace, when you're told to walk you jog at a normal pace. This should help you build up your pace, increase your stamina and get those splits down to something more reasonable!
Mmm.. very interesting. I quite like the idea of going back to the app again