M, I agree with what you say about recent race time being enough info. But I am more concerned with the amount of speed training the schedule threw back at me. Because I think I could get injued doing that much interval training. I rely mainly on steady state runs with some hill work and a bit of fartlek at the moment. and I feel that had I put my age in the equation then a more suitable schedule would have come out of the pot.
Just received this month's mag and the Kinsei 2 has a very small feature on page 73. They play safe and don't call it either a nuetral or a stability shoe but do say that it leans more towards the stability end. I am currently near the end of a pair of Nimbus9 and don't know whether the Kinsei would be a too risky replacement. But definately need to buy a new pair of shoes very soon!
RW say the new Kinsei2 by Asics is a stability shoe. But most shops selling the original Kinsei call it a nuetral cushioning shoe. Asics say it's both. At £130 it's not worth taking a risk with, so why don't Asics make it either one or the other to stop all the confusion and then it might sell.
There is no allowance made for age. Or am I still supposed to be able to run the same pace I used to when younger? ie I used to break the hour for 10miles and 90mins for a half. But my last run out was only just under 2hrs for a half, but there is a 40 year gap between those times. You should definately have to put your age in to get a correct pacing time!