I agree with Cheerful Dave and Millsy, it looks quite tough to me. The last week you posted up (Jan 12th – 18th) is all quality work and would be very hard to complete for a sub 2:50 guy, never mind a sub 3 aspirant IMO. Maybe Steve will adjust the paces a bit as 7 min miles is too close to MP to be steady.
Anyway, good luck Thomas, I’d be interested to hear about your background and will follow with interest.
RS78 – good mix of training there. I’ve only done Brass Monkey once myself in 2012, but yes it’s a quick one, flat and on open country, so susceptible to wind. Fingers crossed for a calm day.
ON7 – cheers, I’ll send a PM. Maybe the terrible parkrun was just the jolt to the system you needed?!
Bains – bushed = knackered. Playing the long game is good, best do as the physio says! Like you, I have to concentrate to keep the pace slow on easy/recovery runs. I tend to drift to the quicker end of 7 min miles and sometimes sub 7 if I don’t. I’d be interested to hear Jools’ response to your question on easy pace.
Thanks TR and Selbs. I dont think I could hold that pace for a HM right now, it was a bit tough after 4m for that. I reckon whatever pace I can run 10k at in training is closer to HM pace. Got a HM at the end of Jan (Brass Monkey Wardi), so will find out then I guess.