I never realised that the 7s were held in such low esteem. If they are not as good as the 6s then it could explain my problems with bruised toes, lost toe nails etc which I had assumed were due to some obscure and unconscious change in my running form (or the increased mileage I'm doing). Can't wait to try the 8s (it's my birthday next month; guess what I'm buying me!)
I've been following this schedule, concentrating on the speed sessions for which I use the local track. I'm now in week 7 and my aim is to run a PB 10k this Summer. I find the sessions very tough but it really has helped as last Sunday at Evesham I managed to knock 21 seconds off my then PB. I've got 4 target races and still have 2 to go. Thing is, what next?
I do think that the predictions are too fast. If I put in my 10k PB it predicts a 1:40:00 half for which my PB is 1.43. Putting that in to predict my full marathon time it comes out at 3:30 and I'm anticipating about 3:55 in the FLM.