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