Sub 2:40 - Am training for 6:03/mile which is around 2:38:45 to give me a bit of wiggle room.
I'm deliberately not doing many races (just one HM in Sept in Bristol) and doing big sessions alone to help prepare for what is likely to be a solo run.
What's the target for Berlin?
Padams - Very impressive 10/50k efforts close together.
Philpub - Sounds like a high quality 5000m and a perfect opportunity to go sub 16.
Did my 26.2 solo training run today and it went well. Was looking for MP + 45s (6:48) and the first 10 miles were 6:42 avg but felt very relaxed and gently accelerated from there to a 2:53 finish. A couple of mins faster than planned but still felt very much in control at the end. Tired now and looking forward to 4/5 easy days
PP - There will be a full carb load (kind of dress rehearsal), a mini taper and a few days recovery. It's a serious run for me and needs to be treated as such
I've done something similar the last three training cycles and it seems to work well. Also gives me a chance to practice with taking gels as I'm not great at it.
Muss - If you can find an event to do the full 26.2 it makes it much easier with the drink stations etc. You also get the magical 5 secs/mile boost from pinning a number on! Unfortunately, there was nothing nearby that fitted in with my shift pattern so will be doing mine solo this time.