Some advice please. I am desperate to run a 10k in less than 50 mins. So far my best is 51.10, which was Dec 2001. Since then, I've done a number of other 10ks (plus the same one again) and still not beaten this.
I've been running just under 2 years, and am in a running club, do speed work, interval training, generally run about 20 odd miles a week. On top of that, I swim a couple of times a week and go to the gym to do weights a couple of times a week.
This time last year I felt sure I was going to do it, but here I am again asking myself what more I can do to improve. Should I just concentrate on running and forget the swimming pool and gym? Is my age against me (I'm 45). Can all I look forward to is not getting any slower?
Has anyone else felt the same, and got some much needed inspiration for me?
I know I should probably just forget the time and enjoy running, but I would just like to achieve this one thing!