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I joined a new club on moving country in April and they have been really friendly and welcoming but recently with intervals moved to the track and long runs to out in the country (and lots of people on holiday) I am always the slowest runner by quite a bit. At the track sessions everyone runs together so I actually end up getting the least recovery as the fast runners are seriously fast. On the long runs someone has to stay with me so I don't get lost and they always insist they don't mind but I feel terrible. Depending on the terrain (road, gravel, forest trail) my usual long run pace is between 5:30-5:50 min/km (8:51-9:23) but most people are going at around 5 min/km (8:03) or faster. At shorter distances I become progressively slower - my 10k PB is less than twice my 5k PB. I do 800m intervals at about 3:41 mins.
I got really demoralised yesterday and thought I should leave the club but I really like the people and want to improve. However, I have two half marathons coming up (desperate to get under 2 hours) and am injury prone (missed two halfs last year through injury) so scared to push the speed work particularly. Also think I am a bit anaemic again so have started the iron tablets but don't feel on top form.
Opinions welcome on whether it would do me good to stay with the club as motivation or whether I should just continue on my own.