The leg length discrepancy is most likely due to the pelvic tilt. I had similar which I started seeing a chiropractor for treatment on last year and was able to train through treatment (though it was painful occasionally).
So find yourself a good practitioner and yes, you've got plenty of time to get corrected and fully fit for NY..
Lev_ - I'll be picking your brains when you return I've just started on core/proprioception work, so that should hopefully offset some of the potential issues from the unevenness of the surface. Enjoy the last two weeks and recover/heal well.
CW - I know you do progressive runs, but I was specifically referring to the surge runs.
CW - it sounds like you did need an occasional over-distance before then, but I'd still like to see how you would react to something like the surge long runs.
That's it Dan. I think with stuff like this you need to compare like with like. I do have some other related thoughts on training/long runs/speedwork in respect of muscle fibres based on some stuff I've read over the years that may fit with your situation of good speed, good endurance, but a bit of a gap in the middle, but they're only theories so I need to find somebody to test them on
Tmoth - how long between marathon and ultra?
CD - you missed Dan using the 'horses for courses' phrase. We really should have a bingo book of phrases for here though!
Padams - sounds like the same article I read recently, but can't remember where I came across it.
Nice mlr ON7, and yes, no pressure on me now for Berlin! I'm looking forward to jumping into some of the legendary fartlek sessions and getting whupped by proper runners
Well remembered TR (though was actually 23m). It's all about evolution; I don't think anybody can constantly do the same training throughout the years (to a certain extent, simply repeating a successful campaign will still bring improvements, but the returns on that are finite and diminishing over time) as the load doesn't change and without a (different) stimulus you run the risk of stagnating. Of course I could just be talking b0ll0cks
Anyway, it turns out my birthday present from the ex-Mrs TT (for want of a better description) and my kids was a long while in the planning and I will be spending 4 weeks altitude training in Kenya during August - perfectly timed for Berlin
Flipping 'eck DrD. Stunning. I'll have some of whatever you're on
Tmoth - in which case I would strongly recommend dropping your second longer run down to 16 (tops). Make your training appropriate to the distance.
Nice sessions PP, Padams and RS78!
Padams - that's it exactly. A run of 2:15 or less (by the time I do the surge runs) means I get a good workout, tick the long run box, but the less time on feet means quicker recovery for more important (for me) workouts later in the week. We touched on something similar briefly before where both you and I felt a slow long run in the legs the next day more than a quicker one. I think it was last year when we were talking about first long runs back, etc.
Dan - beginners will, generally be lacking in endurance and it will therefore be of use to them to go a bit longer so that would skew the argument in favour of longer runs if you take them into consideration. It's akin to saying everybody slows down so you should aim to run a positive split. I think once you reach a certain level of fitness you'll understand if endurance is something you have naturally or not and that's where (in my mind) the split can occur. Plus the overall volume and structure needs to be a consideration too. In my case, for example, across a standard week (where I don't have a rest day - I'll average one a fortnight as that will be when I have the kids Saturday night/Sunday morning) the 20m will be backed up with 2 x very easy 12-16m (giving me another 90mins-2hrs on feet for each), a track session totalling 12-17m, another, lighter track session of 10-12m, and another 2 runs of 10m+, in addition to a clutch of 5-6m across the week, so I don't see that adding an extra 20mins or so to my long run will do much other than tire me a bit more and impact the track sessions.
ON7 - it's hard to say. Do you think you have natural endurance or not? To reduce my ramble above to Dan, to a more succinct answer, it depends on the structure of the rest of your week and if you feel it will be beneficial?