MileMarker, I'm not really sure about the Hansons 60-80 plan yet, as I'm only on week 3, the last of the 60mpw base building weeks. I've extended the week by one day and run 69 miles instead, to fit the runs around my shifts better. There are some tough weeks ahead though.
The principles are very similar to P&D, but each week has the hard days on the same days of the week, so it's easier for me to fit around my work shifts. No tune-up races, which is nice!
10mi with 6x30second build-ups today. (which I've been running as "longish" strides)
5mi recovery today brings me to 3,000.33mi this year so far
I'm ticking over on the Hansons' base building phase of the 60-80mpw plan. Lots of 8 and 10 milers, with a LR of 15mi. The "proper" workouts start next week with an 11 w/ 5MP. The first intervals session falls on Boxing Day. Nice!
Talking of watches, I use a Forerunner 220 and I've been very happy with it.
I have asked for a Garmin Fenix for Christmas, which I've spotted for £186 on Amazon (a less-VAT price for Jersey) It's at a good price because the Fenix 2 is out now. I'll use it for Geocaching and running when on holiday, where the navigation features are handy.
Ha, yes, I'll hang about - reminding everyone to stick to the plan . Having rejigged the Hanson's 20 week plan to fit better with my shifts, it looks like it will be a less miserable winter. Having to finish 20+mile runs before 8am was no fun last year. The furthest I'll have to run before day shifts is 10mi this time. Christmas and Easter school holidays will be awkward though. I'll sort something out.
The ram did come pretty quietly. It had fallen from quite a height and then starved for a few days, so it didn't have much fight in it. Poor bugger.