BT: In the interests of not rubbishing the article the author doesn't conclude that at all
"As always: I go where the evidence takes me until convinced otherwise … and my use of the wishful thinking fallacy based on an extrapolation of the evidence is that the first sub two hour marathon will be run in a very lightweight cushioned running shoe, with the amount of cushioning specifically tuned to the that runner to give them the best economy."
PP - great report! I must admit I was expecting a tale of a man comfortably in control & smashing it, however I think this is better. Reads to me like someone pushing themselves to the edge without going over it & getting the best possible performance out of themselves. Superb! well done again
SL - All the best with the scan
Intervals for me last night, decided to cut back slightly with GER in mind & go with 5x4 minutes instead of the usual 6 reps. Pleased they all came out in the mid 5:30's min/mile range
Just wanted to throw in some more love for the orange, perhaps it should become official thread colours?
TT - That sounds like quite the group you're getting together, would be some cracking training.
This talk of BAC runs has got me thinking, P&D has served me well so far & I was planning on stepping up to the 70-85 schedule for VLM, I do wonder now though if I know enough about what I roughly should be doing to adapt it slightly.
wow what a weekend at Berlin, especially for the thread!
Lev/PP - Amazing times the both of you, just a shame we couldn't get that photo for the thread!
Toro - great pb, congratulations. Definitely more to come as has been said, sub 2.45 for sure!
DS2 - another great performance form you in such a short space of time. Congratulations on the champs place, see you there! I've been speaking to Mr B elsewhere, he was training with Nigel from Poole in the build up
Dan - I witnessed something similar at the Leighton 10 last week, very odd tactic indeed! Worryingly that wasn't Samir so the idea seems to be catching on
14 miles for me yesterday morning before I too went to Wembley for the NFL. 6:57 m/m average was fine but it felt a lot harder than I would have liked. I know tapering for a half is frowned upon in these parts, especially 2 weeks out but I think I might need it, even if just a slight reduction this week.
TT glad to hear things are coming together at the right time
Best of luck to PP, Lev & Toro at Berlin tomorrow, don't be sh!t & all that. Not that I think there is any need for concern there, going to be some outstanding performances I'm sure & I look forward to reading about them
5 x 1 mile reps for me yesterday for a change, intervals of 5:39, :46, :52, :43 & :42 tells it's own story of flagging at halfway before sorting it out, 11 miles in total. Just a 6 mile plod tis morning