Monday I succumbed to the lure of the gym and did 5K on a treadmill. Very very boring, but warm and dry. Still no joy in speeding up my pace - I think I am stuck on 45 minutes for ever!!
There is a gym instructor who is usually there (she always comes and talks to me when I am concentrating on running grrrr) she said that I ought to drop my distance and work on developing more speed/technique because she reckoned that I started off well and lost my form as I got tired.
She also recommended I did some weight training to develop leg strength further and that having a muscular bottom was the key to a runner power!!!! Well.... on that basis I should be able to do a double marathon the size of my arse!!! (it has got bigger and sticky out-ier since I started running)
Is anyone here doing any weight training specifically to develop their running? or have any website recommendations?
As an aside - I find treadmill running really difficult. I think I enjoy the sense of 'journey' when I run, that I am going somewhere and back. Mentally I am much less robust at sticking to my running goal when in a gym scenario. And I still don't feel like a proper runner yet