How do guys and gals?
I'm after a spot of advice. I am currently training for London and have been following an Asics 18 week online plan. It is only now that I have started to question the method after seeing a jump of LSR from 11m to 18.5m; and only 1 20+ LSR (at MP).
My question: Should I change to the RW plan with just over 12 weeks to go? I'm not sure if I'm confident in this plan anymore.
Current levels:10k: 48.22HM: 1.45Average weekly miles: 25-30
at 6 weeks i cant imagine the plans are too different, if theres a big increase in milage between the two maybe do it in stages over a few weeks until you catch up, otherwise i cant see it causing too many issues
A 20 miler at marathon pace?!
3 weeks before race day, 22 miles at MP
I used My Asics for a 10k plan with a good amount of success. When looking for a marathon plan I turned to Asics again, but I spotted those jumps in advance - And it turned me right off.
The Asics plans seem to sacrifice milage for intensity. Advocating more miles at target pace.
I am now following the Bupa Intermediate plan, which was much more traditional with a gradual LSR mileage increase mixed with quanlity midweek sessions.
Personal choice of course, but I would switch provided I was up to a similar LSR distance as the RW plan, or can make slight mods to play "Catch up".
I wondered why the Asics 262 Paris winners use RW plans and not Asics plans. Question answered!
Out of curiosity, why do any of you think that the difference in a plan actually means something?
Jump ship. By no means too late.
I did the Pfitzinger and Douglas 12 week plan (from their book Advanced Marathoning)... quite intensive, up to 55 miles at its peak - although I was always a quite few miles short each week - but got a 14 minute PB. It too doesn't have many 20 milers (2 I think) but you can throw an extra one in if you feel like it. If you've been up to 25-30 miles already, then you're in a decent position to take it on.
I'm sure there are others around.
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