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.