How nice Superman to have 2 ladies (Sam and Ruth) dedicated to you and doing all they can to make you reach your target. It will be interesting to see what Ruth comes up with on the nutritional side. Good that Sam has included parkrun in the plan for you. I'm following the P&D plan now so not sure how many parkruns I'll be able to do. But have volunteered for this weeks one as tail runner.
I heard an interview with the chimp guy on marathon talk. I tried to use te ideas when racing parkrun but not sure it helped, but I agree that getting the mental side of things right is really important. I think visualisation can be useful too. I try and use a mantra too sometimes!
Thanks Scott and Millsy. I've only been running for 3 years now and it's weird looking back at training paces. I used to train much faster than I do now but my race times are faster now. I guess we all have to have confidence in the plan!
Volunteered as tail runner for Saturday's parkrun. Just looked back at last week's times and the last runner came in at 50 mins! Not sure I'll need to wear my running gear for that, it's not even a fast walk!
Big G, you light weight! I'm the same nowadays, I'm out for the next 4 evenings and am tired just thinking about it.
Re gels, I picked up an 'endurance gift pack' from TK Max which has loads of gels, etc and a sports bottle for only 7 pounds. A gift to myself
Attempted the P&D LT session today and it was tough!! 2 warm up miles, 4 miles at 7:15-7:20 pace and then 2 warm down miles. Had hoped to get nearer to 7mm pace but didn't manage it. Why is it so much easier to find the speed in a race?!
Tiny - I did my LT session as laps in a park. It's quite flat and concrete paths. I wouldn't mind a track though but would be a bit concerned re injury doing so many laps in the same direction. I suppose you could always switch, if there was no one else around.
LT session on a track sounds like a good idea. I've been dreading this session for weeks and attempted it this morning. Did 2 miles warm up and then 4 miles with splits of 7:19, 7:23, 7:15, 7:11 and then 2 miles warm down. Had hoped to get nearer 7mm pace but found it quite tough so did it by feel. It amazes me how much easier it is to run fast in races. Does anyone use parkrun for this session, combining it with warm up miles?