sKINNY- Thanks for your thoughts. I know this plan will sit uncomfortably with the general philosophy. The book suggests that you may well struggle to hit the paces at first but it does come.
I do like a nice bit of easy running, however, my niggles and issues seem to play up far more when running easy compared to mp and above and as such it's led to me over the last 6 weeks not enjoying easy runs and looking forward more to faster sessions.
Two years ago when i started easy running etc I was floating around the 40 minute mark for 10k and the 87-90 for a half, and that is exactly where I still am. In the grand scheme of my remaining running years, 16 weeks out to chance my arm with something a bit different is surely a worthwhile experiment?
x-post madbee- Great work sunday! I did have some general blood tests but all normal. The Dr says its because i have two children at prime germ age going to 2 different places and a wife that works with the public. Add to that, that I dont get enough sleep and work my body reasonably hard in training, I just keep getting hit.