Hi everyone. I'm new to runners world and would love some advice from you seasoned runners (and possibly join a thread group if you'll have me)!! I completed my last hm in a very slow 2 hrs 46 but "ran" all the way and didnt feel the need to stop. I'd love to improve my time but not 100% sure how!! I have only been running twice per week as I have an 18 month old who is exhausting!! I usually do a long run at the weekend, peaking at 9/10 miles and a short run in the week. Should I be trying to do my short run as fast as I can?? Really confused about how I "pace" myself!! Don't feel confident enough to join a proper running club as I'm so slow!! Btw I'm 28 not 36 - must change that username!!