GM, the calculators work from 5k to 10k, 10k to half etc but none of them can be good at marathon as it is so different. All my short distances hit the predictions spot on, no soft PBs, no stand out PBs, They had me down for 2:37 when I was young but I kept on going through 20 in 2 hours and dying the proverbial ...
I was with someone today from Jersey but he didn't know of you: must be a bigger place than I thought.
Will that be the only long run of the week Phil or another outing at the weekend?
Only one for the week. It is easier to do them midweek than weekend as I can get them done, then spend a day recovering in the office or elsewhere. Today was particularly good as elsewhere was Twickenham watching the Varsity Match. Come New Year the long run gets backed up with a medium run as well (13-15 miles) but only ever one long run a week.
BOTF - sorry to hear you're still having issues. Hope the physio helps. Birch - nice dozing. GM - your 5k and 10k PBs are similar to mine. I'd like another crack at sub 40 - last time I think I made the mistake of latching onto a group and didn't notice when the pace dropped. SB - I wouldn't have known that was the Woking FC crest if no-one had mentioned it - good result. BOTF - LOL! BBQs can be a bit distracting. 11 steady miles @ 7:29 m/m so very close to target pace this week.
. 11 steady miles @ 7:29 m/m so very close to target pace this week.
A little explanation please: is that target pace for the week (early week in a campaign) or target pace for the glorious full 26.2? If it is the latter then I think you may need a rethink as 11 at MP is not 11 steady. I understand you have had a marathon experience that could turn any one away from a repeat and maybe the goal is "just" to half your current PB but your race form at Peterborough and training since suggest that you can run much closer to 3h00 than to 3h15. I'm not saying aim to 3 dead but I think that if you plan and execute a 3h15 and it comes off you may look back in the days and weeks that follow and have some regrets as marathons don't come along that often.