Sorry for the long post but I’m feeling really discouraged and I need to get it out!
I graduated in July ( 30 min running not the 5k distance) last year for the second time. I really thought I’d cracked it this time but six months later I’m no faster and I still don’t enjoy running.
Last July I was running 1k in about 8.30. I’m still running 1k in 8.30. I can run 5k and I can run for an hour all at that same pace.
Given that I don’t really find it fun I cut down to 3k to see if I could run faster over a shorter distance but no.
Hills are my nemesis. In fact I can barely walk up a hill without getting slightly breathless. So to change things up a bit and challenge myself I decided to do a really short circuit - only 2k round my block - which finishes with a slight hill. I was hoping to find this easier as time went on, even if I didn’t get any faster, but the hill just kills me 😄
Any suggestions as to why I don’t seem to be making any progress.