Txs for the tip Teknik and love the 'choose your pain' idea though being a wuss it won't be too painful I hope
Fingers crossed the pneumonia is all cleared up - it will probably take a good wee while to get back up to speed
VT, thanks for the stride/r info, much appreciated and may well give it a go over the coming days. Currently have a cold so not run since Friday and probably won't be out again until Wednesday as am off to the mainland tomorrow.
Sounds like your ready for the next round of base building and keep an eye on VT the Younger, sounds like a great pace to bounce along at
12 weeks Brian? as DrD say, maybe us ethe time to improve in other areas so it will be easier to return
2 questions tonight
1. Strides - what do you do? I did ask Mr Google but came up wiyh anything from 20 seconds to a minute+ and everything from standing rest to jogs for various amounts of time - confusing.
2. Whilst a sub 4 is (hopefully) on the cards in the not too distant future there is the small matter of a sub 4:30 first! Now, I'm only doing runs up to an hour right now but 10:18mm's is fast beomming my 'easy' sub 72%AHR pace.~Bearing in mind that pace is a 4:29 marathon pace should I be running even slower or leave things as they are and not even think about marathon pace until the Spring? (1st Marathon is currently late July).