I think it is to do with momentum. If you're mincing around picking your way round the side you're probably slowing down a bit to do it.
Ha !! Harsh but fair
Charlie - 5:04am = DEDICATION !! Great stuff
Marrows - that's an impressive target, you can do it.
Lit - yes, legs are coping much better post long run and will be interesting to see how they cope when the 5k reps filter through.
Red Lion ? Would be rude not to.
I think the thread smack downs should be handicapped as a bit of fun. Skinny would obviously be the handicapper. Except when he's a smackee
EDIT : DT - good luck with the injection Let's hope it sorts you out.
A bit of juggling around to fit Sunday's "race" ( 18 w10@MP) in means i've done 41 miles in less than 3 days and 23 ( 10 + 13 ) between 6:30 last night and 7:45 this morning. Not feeling too shabby but i can see tomorrow's 6M recovery being a particularly slow one.
Ha, i suspected something like that !! You probably won't break my legs because i most probably won't be beating you
I don't know about working better yet but I certainly feel like a stronger ( i don't just mean faster) runner this campaign, and i can only put that down to more miles and doing more hills last year. And as you say, the 55-70 does look a bit shit and light-weight in places. I remember looking at it 2 years ago and thinking " Holy F#*k" But i guess thats the natural progression for marathon running and as you run more you can cope with more. I imagine you'd have absolutely no problem stepping up and doing another 15-20 a week.
As for training, i've been plodding away doing the P&D 70-85 18 week plan but missed the first week for various reasons including probably the most horrendous spell at work over the last month that i can remember.
No days off for 4 weeks now and i seem to be coping with weeks of 70, 74, 75 and 79 this week gone. I did a 19 today which was 8 w/u, Canterbury 10 at MP and 1 c/d.I did the 10 in 63:45 which is a bit quicker than MP and probably felt a bit harder than it should have ( although HR stats are about right so probably the mileage having an affect). I was aiming for 5mins @ MP then 1min surges @ about HMP and MP was feeling very easy after the surges.