For the mentors, they will be actively involved in the forum, understand what the RW Six is all about ... want to help people and to an extent be able to fend the odd question in a public domain
What the mentors are not. They are not coaches, they will not write your plans for you, they are not necessarily sub 3 hr marathon runners, they will not run your sessions for you
They are there to be encouraging and to offer words of wisdom ....they have all been beginners and know the pitfalls and the warning signs and as Emmy rightfully says they want to give back to the Community
It is a project that we have had a lot of fun with for many years
Do the Asics 6 (or whatever they are called this year) get someone to run their sessions for them then ? No wonder so many folks want to get picked ! ha ha !
PMJ - folks say that PnD only has 4 runs of 20 or more, but is has the Wednesday and Friday MLRs too, so the plan as a whole makes up for the lesser amount of 20s.Stu Leaney and Marigold have both run 2:3X using PnD, so its proven in my eyes. It should do you proud.
PMJ - indeed, if you can do the 13 and 14M of MP in the PnD long runs then thats all you need to know. Sounds like you arnt following the plan exactly though. With only 4 long runs Jan to April (?). Can you not do a long runs on those XC weeks, you are doing long runs midweek still ?
AR - understood, sounds like you are finding it easy, even if the paces are coming out too quick at the mo. Although those paces dont look like MP +1min and 2min.
PMJ - not sure what you think I meant, I was trying to say that it must be difficult to compare XC times as XC must be affected by how boggy the course is etc from year to year, which must be a bigger factor than your overall fitness year to year. If you are doing PnD then the MP sections in long runs will tell you all you need to know anyway.
AR - I was thinking that a weeks running at sub 7mm, doesnt sound like easy paced running to me either.
first double digit run for a while y'day for me with 15M, hope to be up to 18 sometime in January. Getting the running miles in uisnt going very well at the mo, if I dodnt run commute then my mileage is poor.