What about a fresh approach to your weekly visit to the local Parkrun on your doorstep.
* you are a regular
* you are experiencing a plateua
* one of your only opportunities in the week is the Parkrun
* you love attending but do have a desire to get quicker
* it's hurting more with little or no gains
Here's the proposed change and plan of action. I will stress this is only to focus on the park run visits, and for the sake of time, presume the other sessions remain and develop in line with the key session on the Saturday. The best case scenario is to contact us for a personal plan to be coached, speak to your running club coach or qualified coach at the gym.
You have nothing to lose by committing a few visits that leave you with a renewed vigour. Lessen the intensity overall by training smarter, sharper and with a spring in the step.
The real purpose of this blog is to highlight how easy it is to under perform by thrashing hard all the time. It is also true that many people experience over training efforts at very high thresholds, and then underperforming whilst experiencing the same high loads. that's when it becomes a case of concern. If you are pushing harder than ever and getting slower one of the following has to happen. Either make a change and approach with a new plan or continue and wait for something to break. And it will break.
None of us can go far wrong in turning up and enjoying it. We are very lucky that such an event is organised for the local community and encourages so many people to get out and move. At the same time, if you have lost your mojo, you will find it again. Change up the training, renewed time spent on planning, get out there and do it. Experience the rewards later.
Best in health.