Wow Tom, that's almost my VO2 pace - you still aiming for 2:50?!?
Daughter was stressed last night as she was doing all this homework and sats tests she was given., but now she has finished it all and doesn't need to worry about it for the rest of half term. What a good girl! Must be difficult for the teachers who don't want to stress the kids but need them to do well.
Madbee - what does the book say? I always run them at my usual pace for MLR/LRs, which I guess is about 30s to 1min slower than GA. I'm not really scientific about it all, just run at a fairly comfortable pace. I do have to make a bit of an effort to run the recovery runs slower sometimes (not at the moment, I'm knackered!).
Andrew - I wouldn't worry about running your recovery runs too slow, the mistake is to run them too quick. I'm trying to run mine about 2mins slower than mp.
9mi for me today.
Menn - race the half, or do the 20 but don't race it or do all of it at MP, just last 15mi or so...in my opinion. I've read a few "experts" not recommend racing 20mi in marathon training, takes too much out of you.
I've only signed up to one 10k on Good Friday so far, still undecided about Liverpool half on 13 March. Not sure I can be arsed..it's a fairly big event, starts at 9, got to get into centre of Liverpool etc etc. There is Wilmslow half 3 weeks before VLM but still feel that's too close, actually Wilmslow has usually sold out by now, I wonder if they've positioned it too close to Manchester and VLM?
Also there are a few races in a couple of weeks nearby, a trail half which unless the mud dries up could be pretty tough without trail shoes, a hilly 10miler on road and a 6mi race - was thinking of using one of those as a replacement for the 7mi LT...or I'll just stick to the schedule....decisions decisions.