Steve, Daniels follows a periodisation approach so as Jools says you won't really be able to see if his method works for you in that time frame as you won't be able to do all the different phases. That said it's defo worth doing a few of his sessions over the next few weeks as they are pretty testing and good fun.
I followed daniels for for my half pb in 2012 but that was for a good 13/14 weeks I think. Thought it was a great schedule although pushed me to the brink a few times in terms of injuries.
No. Combination of injury not properly shifted, slow recovery from Edinburgh and massive post smidgen-PB blues left me wondering what's the point! Sure I'll be reet though - seeing those great performances today has really inspired me that I just need to get the shoes back on and be sensible. London 2015 2:24 is my target. Base starts tomorrow.
Looks like you're in fairly fine fettle mate, any races coming up?
Yes, pretty good from Marigold wasn't it?!?! Awesome fella, so pleased for you. I'm tempted to start taking this running lark a bit more seriously.
Couldn't agree more Old No 7. It really bugs me when the commentators start banging on like that (even Paula was saying it - but then she was more often than not THE strongest runner in her races). Whilst it may be a fair statement in track racing, the marathon is a completely different kettle of poisson. I genuinely feel to get the best out of yourself in a marathon and to run optimally it needs to be as close to even pacing as poss. Look at Steve, Derek Hawkins, the Aussie lady, Shelley, Partridge - all ran fantastic races and had they gone at quicker paces earlier in the race, they would have suffered beyond belief and finished in a much worse position!