Did you mean sub 80 by October?
102 runners went sub 70 in 2012. They are surpremely gifted elites, or those who have spent years and years working very hard.
You simply don't go from 85mins off 25miles a week to sub 70 in 9months. You'll do amazingly well to ever get under 70 as it is!
However, following the below gives you the chance to maximise your potential.
Just to give you some idea, I did 85:45 in 2005 off your current mileage aged 24 (turned 25 in July that year). in around 2008/09 i started casually doing 40+ miles a week anyway I fancied and saw some more gains.
Last 2 1/2 years I've taken it pretty seriously, and got down to 77:52, and would hope for a 76:xx next time out.
You may well have more ability inside you, as I'm certainly a progressive improver rather than a super fast one, but sub 70 takes huge ability and work.
I'd probably think more attainable goals for a while if I were you.
Best of luck
October 2013 isn't realistic but if you were fully focused and trained well dont think it would take 10 yrs.
25mpw to 80mpw is a huge leap and massive commitment esp if you have a job
the 10years is more to hit your maximum...
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