funnily enough I am almost exactly the same height and at fighting weight a couple of pounds heavier than Solinsky. Maybe its just that the avergae height in the regions where the best runners come from is less (too a point)
Banksy - funny you should say about the bumflick thing, thats what I am trying to change at the moment, not quite that high. The theory is that is gets your glutes firing and helps stop overstriding and thus removes the breaking effect. By the way as a consequence my arse is killing at the moment! As for altitude, I live in the alps in the winter so have done some trolling for info on this, (also for the effects of ups and downs) to give me an idea of my flat pace. Its on my personal comp so I will post it next time I use that (Sunday)
Matt3, sounds similar to my first marathon 3:32, haldway at about 1:30. My longest run was 15miles the weekend before. Oh the ignorance of youth, it was about 30 years ago.
Good luck FRankfurters, looking forward to seeing your results.
Padams, Wilson Kipsang is 5'11.5" so not all are short, so I still have hope at 6'1"! Mind you I couldn't find any others. I know what you mean about the weight my missus is the same, keeps calling me stick insect! Good luck in the 10m
LR76 - Sounds like plenty in the tank, I would go for it
Bike in the gym for me today - though I may swap to the Xtrainer depending on how mt arse feels!
I was 76.5 this morning, which I was relatively pleased with, lol.
Couple of loops round victoria park for me today, with the run there and back about 10.5 miles, went reasonably hard in the park but mainly concentrating on form (nearlly said style there but that has just conjured up a very odd picture!)