Just seen that Asics app. What a crock of shite. I says that I can run a 2.43 marathon in 12 weeks time off only four runs a week. And the good thing is there are only two long runs in the plan. A 30k and a 37k three and two weeks out respectively (both at full marathon pace ).
The worry is that some less experienced people might actually believe these ludicrous schedules; the makers of the app need to take some accountability before someone gets into distress trying to achieve an unrealistically ambitious race/training plan.
Nice stuff Gobi - love your blog - I enjoy your twitterings. I used to love your ultra dits on here in 07/08? I especially recall an episode 50M - 100k @ sub 8mm or close to 7:30? maybe Thames Meander which included a vomit but you still won it! Great stuff.
Toro - pretty sure that was me! I won the Thames Meander 54 miler in a 40 min course record in 7:16. True there was a vomit (& three loo stops too). Took a notable scalp that day; sadly it was the last non parkrun race I've won