Okay, peeps, I need your help. I have now done four Parkruns, and have been running 5k twice during the week. I have been avoiding hot weather, I have been well-hydrated, but I am getting slower, and it is becoming more difficult each run. What is going on? I have, so far, not resorted to walking during a run, my reasoning being, that it would be more difficult mentally to get going again. I didn’t want to go out this evening, and don’t feel great for having stuck at it, despite really not liking it at all. I just seem to be having crap run after crap run. Someone, please, hand me some pearls of wisdom, and some words of comfort!