The stress that you're putting yourself under to beat PB's is counter productive. It will sap your energy much more that you think and you certainly wont be able to run freely/relaxed which is what you must be able to do to run your best.
"I attempted a flat half marathon last month but had to drop out due to looking at my watch too much and becoming anxious about my pace".
That really is serious. Do a few runs without the watch and run as you feel its great.
Finally you don't have to bust a gut on every training run! Quality over quantity.
I'd go back to 4 days a week as clearly with your job demands you havent got the energy to do 5 good ones and way. Just my opinion.
Hi everyone. For me it was a gentle warm up before parkrun on Saturday and then yesterday I took part in the Vitality 10K in central London. A fantastically organised race, great goody bag including medal and tech t-shirt. I ran a controlled race and can home in 56.46. I haven’t done much mileage this year, plus its congested in first 3/4km (which suited me). I really enjoyed the race because I left my Garmin at home on purpose so that I could just run as I felt. I may do that in future races now. Already looking forward to doing next year.
Belated post but 6m on Sunday. I have to say that its not going well at the moment. I can't seem to run more than a couple of miles, slowly at that, when need to stop.The breathing is just not right and when I do the parkrun I get a stitch. Hardly got them before but now I get them virtually every run. Anyway track session tonight.