That 1:32 was 2 weeks before Rome - there was no way I was going to race an HM that close to my target marathon!
I try to do every run in a given week but almost never manage to do them in the right order, this week I did my 15 miles on Monday, I'll do Tuesday's scheduled run Saturday morning and the others have all been variously shuffled around - I mostly manage to avoid two hard runs back to back but I seem to recall on my last 18/55 there were a couple of weeks where circumstances made it unavoidable (although nothing as serious as AGs plumbing thank god!).
DT - I ran a pretty comfortable 1:26 during the training, which I'd interpreted to mean I was on track. My best half previous to that was in another 18/55 block and that was a not raced 1:32 - however much I emphasise not raced doubling my half time for a marathon target looks a bit suspicious...
andrews - that's reassuring but you must have been gutted to miss 3 by a minute! I am going to try and run 3:05 and only 3:05 this spring, next year I'm only allowed to run marathon and I don't want to mess it up.
DT19 - I recently 3:08 off the 18/55 plan but like you I was targeting 3:05 - I followed the plan pretty religiously and although I'm quite happy with the result I'm not confident that more of the same will get me my GFA time - you might be able to run a strong 3:05 from it, having tried it I'm pretty sure I can't!
This training cycle has started brilliant for me, day 1 I chopped my leg open climbing through a barbed wire fence, day 2 I faceplanted on the towpath leaving me with a bloody knee and a pronounced limp. Who knows what tonight's run will bring?
6 April: Brighton mace - 3:05 18/70 with some fiddling about icklemichael - 3:05 - 18/70 Nose Nowt - 3:40 - adapted 18/55 Lisa 123 - sub 4 - 18/55
6 April: Lochaber StewartC - sub 4 - 18/70
6 April: Manchester Kease7 2:59 18/70 Debutant 3:05 18/70 NSGNR - sub 3.45 - mix of 18/55 and 18/70 AgentGinger - sub4 - 18/55
6 April: Paris yer_maj - sub 4 or die - 18/55
6 April: Zurich cleanshoes - sub 4 - adapted Higdon novice 2 for now, then 12/55
13 April: VMLM Ryan Snell - sub 2:45 - adapted 12/85 15West- sub 2:48 - 18/70/85 (mix of both) Andrews148 - sub 3 - 18/70 Freddy 1 - Sub 3.00 - 18/85 DT19- Sub 3.05 - 18/55 Literatin - sub 3:05 - 18/70 marrows - sub 3:10 18/70 Ramjet - 3:25 - 18/70 Dr.Dan - 3:25 - 18/55 (Haddapted) running220 - sub 3:30 - 18/70 Shazmo – sub 3.30 – 18/55 (may reconsider goal as currently injured) Rachelcgen - sub 4:30 - 18/55
21 April: Boston Shazmo – sub 4 – 1 week recovery after VMLM