Bah humbug. Just found out that the newly-named Vitality 10,000 won't be handing out free club places as before, or at least not to mine, just to clubs who competed in some specific relay event or something. Still, it was a cracking deal, it was never going to last forever.
One of my clubmates has taken the 'commute' crown though. He decided to run home from work yesterday, and left at around 5 last night. Problem is, he works 45 miles from home and he arrived home in the early hours, using a route mainly along the North Downs Way (or close to it). Certified nutter.
TT - I think my sub 75 days are behind me, but last year wasn't too shy of that and I'd like to think 75:xx is on if conditions are favourable. As usual though I'll be aiming to find myself in a group running 'comfortably hard' by the time we get to the motorway bridge the first time, rather than trying to hit specific splits. If I find myself running with you, dachs or PP early doors I'll know I've been a bit over-eager!
Is that just to take your mind off being ill, jools? Vicks First defence for me, but not this far out. Illness now is just part of building up immunity for April. That's the medical mumbo jumbo I tell myself anyway.
Nice targets AlanB, hit those and you'll be set up very nicely for Spring '17.
Bad luck with the trampoline incident TT. I was going to point out that you'll bounce back from it, but CW beat me to it (again)!
I have the Chessington 10k this weekend, because the club made it a qualifier for one of our club places at the Bupa 10k, which I fancy doing this year. It won't be an all-out go though, I'll run there and back to make it a long run with 6.2 miles at a bit inside MP in the middle. Wokingham HM next weekend is a bigger target.
CD, I think what sub17 is referring to is about training to get the best out of oneself. No one is going to run their best possible marathon on 40mpw, it is not going to happen.
I'd disagree with your assertion about 'no-one' but that's another discussion. Sub-17 said "The long run should not be more than 33% of your weekly mileage", which is just wrong. Training plans should be written around the key sessions in any given week - mileage (and the proportion made up of the long run) should be incidental to that. Some plans have more sessions and therefore higher mileage, that's all. If the key sessions that get the best out of you happen to give a lower mileage, then so be it. Plodding out an extra 5 miles a day to add 30 miles to your week won't make you a better marathoner.
In regards to mileage and long runs. The long run should not be more than 33% of your weekly mileage. For 17 to 20 mile long runs you would be running 50 to 60 miles per week. More conservative plans have the long run at 25% of weekly mileage. To run 17 to 20 mile long runs you must be running 70 to 80 miles per week.
When you say 'must' you mean if you want to run to those conservative plans you're referring to. However it's really not necessary to be that conservative, plenty complete marathons at the front, mid and back of the pack on far fewer weekly miles than that.