Exactly TT - this is nothing to do with a marathon. I will retreat to a standard plan later. The original plan was 10k pace plus 16 sec so I get a bit extra for a few less miles (original 13, mine 10)! It is meant to be Threshold pace which ties in with P&D.
I think the plan is quite low mileage but high quality. After 3 x 1 mile at 5K pace this PM i'll have done 37 this week. The light/off days are 35 min recovery jogs, very very easy (7:30-8:00, I haven't really bothered with a watch - by accident rather than design).
I am reading Ron Hill's book at the moment and he didn't seem to move away from pace much. Always running hard or easy.
TR - I will return to long runs around Christmas (18 week point) but 10 mile is max at the moment in this repeating plan, not sure if it will get longer when I get on pace as the original is 13 miles @ 10k plus 20 secs. I will not be doing a Hanson plan!
Also away from what others have written I hope running faster over the short stuff will make me more economical. I run sitting down and shuffle which is hard to maintain at speed and I think doesn't engage the best muscles (someone may know better).
Banksy - I ran Berlin in the in the Supernova Boosts after finding the Adios Boosts too hard on my forefoot that close to the marathon. No problem since and gave been using for speed work without pain. Not tried the boston's but I didn't get on with the normal variant for some reason as they much be almost identical to the Adios.
I think Jools(?) may have started a trend last year at Frankfurt by opting for comfort over weight with success and several others, myself included have followed suit. Another, more attentive reader may have more info on this though!
TT/TR all good valid points. I guess there is a bit of it worked they so why not now to some extent. Also it gives me a change and some focus towards something i've never tried/done whilst far enough out to try it safely. Not planing on doing the marathon stuff. I like the P&D quick finish long runs.
Lev - hope it gets better
DrD - great time.
It was nice to see local lad from my new club win the Great South 5k with 15:47 knocking 42 secs off his PB time from Aug... that's the progress i'd love! http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=639911