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Latest Question

The latest question is a double from derbydasher and Jed, who are both seeking to break 20 minutes for 5k:

Hi. I've been running about four years now. A sub-20 5k has been in my sights for a while. After last year's London Marathon I actually ran a 20:07, which was my best ever, but have struggled to get much under 20:30 since then. I think of myself mainly as a marathon runner, but that 20 minute barrier is taunting me. Training usually involves each week: long run, one or two recovery runs, intervals with the club and a tempo run.

- derbydasher

Can you help me get under 20 minutes for 5k? My personal best is 20:18. I run parkrun every week, I do a hills sessions and I do a longer hour run on Sunday. Sometimes I do another run during the week but it depends how busy I am. Thanks.

- Jed

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