Please feel free to comment, all comments are welcomed.
I was going to reply in full but LG has beat me to it. Interesting points on the targets though.
5km - will be tough but should be achievable, This will only happen if we decide to give it a go, but will only be targeted if it falls within the training plan. It probably wont and will probably never move hehehe.
Crikey imagine how long this post would have been if it was a full reply lol.
10km - sub 50 is damn tough, i have revised this to sub 52.30 and even that will be hard. Sub 55 is definately on the cards though with some more training. Next attempt is We Love Manchester 10km in July.
1/2 marathon - knocking off that 9 mins will be tough but i think i am capable of 2:05 on a flat course now - Oulton is a nightmare where i set this time. Next attempt will be GNR (busy roads for that though).
Marathon - I think this sub 4:30 is right at present to work to. People were suggesting 4:45 was achievable this year but it was my first attempt and getting around made me happy, 2 years ago i could not run 100m - seriously i couldnt.
I think overall the main reason for me running is weight, i wanted to lose weight and have done that. Although, i need to lose 1/2 stone now if possible. Having lost the weight it was run and get round, and now it is PBs as I progress.
I am sure if we focused on one race i could improve that time significantly, but i like to run different distances and so chipping away at my times suits me.
Tomorrow i have the speed run to set my training paces for the coming weeks/months, It will be interesting to see the results of this.
Going forward, we have discussed more hills to strengthen the legs.
As said though all comments are welcomed, as anything to help me improve is great. I just wish i started running when i was 30, not 45 hehehe.
I seem to be having a problem with pacing at the moment.Either my legs are now back to normal (they do feel good again) and my pace is faster following all the marathon training, or i am pushing too hard. I am not sure which to be honest.
What i do know is that i can manage those paces quite well now, yes i get tired by the end of the runs but nothing where i am struggling, i am certainly not gasping for breath.