I'm not an expert but I think there are just 3 things you can try:I need some advice, cause clearly i'm not doing it correctly.
I need to increase my pace/stamina. i'm not improving at all, last year i ran 26:52 parkrun which i felt i could easily improve on.
Now i run high 29minutes when giving it my all.
I've been running with a no stopping policy, so i don't walk at all during the 5km and i like finishing with a sprint. It baffles me when i see you guys with low 5minutes/km pace.
If you get into parkrun then you will probably find yourself getting to that point if you are even mildly competitive.I started running too recently. I have viewed the Saturday park-run that passes my place and come to the conclusion that it isn't for me. There are always a few idiots that think it is a professional sprint and run like a mob is chasing them. What is the fun in that, unless you can trip them as they fly by?
Its part of long distance running for most. Especially when you start doing ultras. I have permanent blisters on my toes.yeah probably bad shoe/sock or combo. since changing out my NB for some mr price runners and thicker socks my feet are doing way better.
Yes Strava is free (although it has a paid for version that gives you a bunch more analytics if you ever feel you need them). It can use your phone as a GPS (and you can pair a heart rate strap to your phone if you want HR data too) or it can connect to an external running watch or cycling computer so if/when you do upgrade to a dedicated sports device you can still keep track of all your runs in the same place.lol i wouldnt mind trying another, is strava free and doesnt need an external monitor like a gps watch etc?
Will look into this, i had a friend that i was running with and just when we wanted to start doing interval training together this went south, so never go to it.I'm not an expert but I think there are just 3 things you can try:
1. Interval training - called fartlek because it comes from Sweden
2. Increase your training speed
3. Increase your training distance
Been taking breaks, more from being lazy than planning to take a break though.probably this, and also probably taking a week break.