Is that Finchamstead Sunday by the way? I was tempted, but it's a fair distance and I've got a lot of 'stuff' to do Sunday...
I'm driving from Wycombe and can give a lift: I have 5 spare seats, and if Mrs Bus has spare cakes that need eating I am sure we can find a solution. Probably won't hang round at the end for too long either as I need to be back as well.
ssc, sounds fine. I have the same, up to 15 but 12 week and next week has a 20 on Sunday when I am racing a half so swapped weeks and put the 20 on Monday this week so instead of being on race day it is 12 days before. I actually did the 20 the day after a 14 and still managed to P&D it (20% 10%). The run actually got easier as it went along and the legs came back to me.
ssc, which week of which plan are you in for P&D? P&D have long run on Sunday so if you do a run with HMP effort on Friday you get a day off before the 20 on Sunday. You don't have to keep to the letter of P&D but definitely hard day, easy day, hard day, easy day.
You guys worrying about time running out for setting absolute marathon pbs - fear not. On runbritain rankings you will find loads of mv50s setting sub3 marathon pbs)
OK, so the stats. In 2014, 107 MV50 went sub 3. 44 of those were PBs. The fastest who set a PB was Simon Hart and he set a PB of 2:38:42 and he started out in 2009 with a slow 2:47:10. So, yes it is possible, and yes it is possible to improve at this age, but unusual. I also note the fastest was 2:33:53 which is great but Ben has run 2:25, so the best V50s are slower now then their best.
Last run for the month done, day off tomorrow and then XC on Sunday which is masquerading as 12 miles with 7@HMP and will probably be 8 with 5 hard in the middle which is close enough.
Jan stats: 240.47 miles in 31:22:57 hours at an average pace of 7:49.