I'd say mostly consistency. Basically for the last 2 years I've only had 3 periods when I haven't been able to train as planned: ......you need the PMA as well as the training.
I couldn't agree more. If I'm positive in my mind when I train then I train well, if I have a bad session or few days of bad training then this seems to knock my confidence and I start to be less positive about my training.
The biggest leap in my performances followed a consistent section of training, resulting in my first sub 90 half, and this seemed to elevate me to believing I could run faster generally, and generally I have.
Confidence in training give confident performances....
Or Consistent Consistency.
Talking of CC - Jantasitc kicks off again soon - seeing as we did pretty well last year as a thread, anyone up for a repeat performance?
I like that they are planning on linking it to Strava this year, and having on ly just discovered Strava I'm quite excited about what they are planning...
Now just need to catch up with a years worth of MT podcasts. Good to hear Poacher is making an appearance - but I thought that sort of Media Ta*ting was only to be seen on the Sub3 thread.
Fishey - P&D vs Paula.... Both plans have a lot of structure to them, and a lot of miles, but P&D seem to focus a lot on the General Aerobic running with one or two more structured sessions in the week - Paula's plan is a bit more varied.
I happen to have a link here to her plan, it's only there for my benefit and personal reference but for educational reasons you might want to have a quick look...
After a bit f a false start last week I'm back training proper. Cheers for the welcome backs.
SJ - I make that only about 30 miles a day... easy.
Nayan - Depends on how long a build up you are thinking about - if you are targeting a spring mara 2015 I would look more at the HM times than the 10k times if you want an indication. If you can run sub 90 now then that would put you in a good position to target 3:15 but things will need to go well. Weekly mileage is way more variable - some people on here can get away with not so much but others a lot more. For me to get sub 3:15 I'd run 88mins for HM and averaged between 40 and 50 miles for about 16 weeks. But I'm not a natural runner so need to really apply myself. Good luck.
6miles General Aerobic running for me today with 10x100m strides thrown in - just starting to get a bit of structure back to my training. The plan is to follow the forst few weeks of P&D 24wk 70mile plan to get a bit of a foundation, and then follow the same PaulaR plan that I followed last time out which got me to a PB. Loose target at the moment is to run a GFA in Brighton next spring. That's a long way off though.
Cheers for the welcome backs. Feels good to be running again.
A children's party today means running is limited, so went and ran some hills - 6hills at about 50 secs a piece. Ran hard and further on he last one with an impromptu maxHR test, judging by the effort I think I got pretty close to maxHR, at 178.
Looks like there's even more fall out from the Jeptoo case, Kenya in general I think might have some tough questions to answer. It's not right I know but I find myself questioning a lot of the recent super fast marathon times - have we got another East Germany scenario - I hope not.