Never been a serious runner but I decided recently I wanted to try and challenge myself by breaking 20 minutes for a 5k and I was hoping for suggestions on how to get there.
I'm 26, 5'11, 190 lbs.
I run regularly, typically 5-6 miles 3-4 times a week at a 7:30-8 min mile pace.
I ran a half back in September at an 8:15 pace but have slacked off longer runs lately and haven't run more than 6 in about two months.
I did a 5k this past weekend in 21:04 and I'm hoping to break 20.
What is a reasonable timeline for breaking 20? 5 weeks, 8 week, 12 weeks?
Suggestions for training plans?