Thanks JFB, I only started running properly a couple of years ago so it'll be a while before I get that cumulative effect. I can corroborate your anecdote - My dad is 61 and only runs a few times a week but has been running for a long while. He does an 85min half, a sub 18 5k and sub 38 10k! So that long term effect must be true.
The Mentalist - I always have a couple of rest days and mix it up with swimming and cycling. My local Parkrun is Poole.
Thought I'd check in 18months later! After this thread, I increased my weekly mileage gradually to 25-30 miles per week. This includes a 70-90 min run on Sunday, at least one hill repeats session and one speed session. On two other days I run 5k as 100% and 10k easy or intervals.
Most recent PBs are:
38:42 for 10k
18:17 for 5k
30:27 for 5 mile
65 for 10m
92 for Half Mara
Hi Kim, I had a look into this recently whe. I was deciding whether to get some compression gear. From what I gathered, no-one's quite sure if they help with performance, but there's some evidence to suggest that wearing them after a race can aid recovery http://trainingarunner.com/2014/02/25/running-gear-the-emperors-new-compression-socks/