Just joined Runner's World website so new to this.
I am 28yrs old and have just taken up running as a hobby. My weight is fine and I am running purely as a way to stay in shape and improve fitness.
I have ran 2 5km races since I started (1) in June 29mins and (2) in August 30mins. I try to get out 3 times a week and do skipping and stability ball work maybe 2 nights a week.
My problem is that I am entered into a 10km race in 5 weeks time and in July when I was training I felt that I was stuck at 5km and couldn't really go much further. Since the start of August I have been going out more frequently but doing shorter runs, so instead of 30min runs 2 times a week I'm currently doing 20min runs 3/4 times a week. This change was made from reading an article in Runners World mag.
I certainly feel I am running quicker and stronger but will this help me achieve the 10km run. I am not bothered about times but would like to finish the race having run all the way.
Any advice appreciated.