Thanks Jason, hope you are well & enjoying your running as much as you used to.
I am going to follow the Daniels' Blue advanced plan all the same, his whole VDOT thing looks & sounds the part & I think I would benefit from training at different intensitys.
My whole summer season of 5 / 10k's has failed to materialise as usual, but still stick with Parkrun & have been doing a good quality 1 hour Tempo type effort on Sunday mornings, usually manage around 9.5 miles.
So I think I'm in good nick in terms of base fitness, I'll continue with the Sunday morning Tempo effort, but what would be another good session for me to do to get me in race shape for my Half Marathon ?
Goal for the HM is nothing spectacular; I did it 2 years ago & finished 3rd, so I want to replicate that finishing position & run a faster time ( even if it is just a few seconds ) than last time.
Kind of agree with Dan A re BBC Marathon coverage, they embarrassed themselves in April with the coronation of Saint Mo "The Greatest Runner Of Alltime" even when it was obvious he wasn't having a good day & didn't look mentally like he could handle the Marathon they carried on pushing the party line.
I'll admit I'm no fan of The BBC, but to be fair, I think their sports coverage is usually of a high standard, sometimes exceptional, I don't think its a case of Brendan Foster, Steve Cram, Paula Radcliffe etc not knowing their stuff, more a case of the order from above is that people don't give a f*ck about Athletics in this country hence the coverage should be dumbed down, it doesn't take a genius to work out that they could use the red button to EG cover the mens / womens elite races & even the people on the championship start, agree with the chap who said earlier the cutting to the bloke in the studio was very annoying & unnecessary, I'm sure Britain could have made it through Sunday morning without getting an update on how a ballet dancer from Northern Ireland was getting on.
Unbelievable performance from the Australian fella!