TJB - very wise to build your miles like that, you have to do the miles that are right for you and fit around your life. But agreed that bigger miles are needed to run faster, which is why I always run aorund the same marathon time (only 1 week over 50mpw last time). This place is going to go menthol in Feb to April with longer long runs, long sessions and big miles (I must remember to look away from Feb until mid April).
Tick Tock - steady as she goes, you've just run a marathon.
CW is only a liitle fella, maybe it was a violin ?
Marrows - i thought you were a filly too? i'm not sure I fancy you now.
PP - that session sounds tough. we know that 10M of MP is a tough run so 10M of alternating MP and HMP ? I could only run about 4M of HMP tops in training let alone adding on the other 6Ms in the session. If MsPP went sub 2:50 that would be very good for a young lady, remind me not to race her over longer than a 1/2 mara !
Selbs - training with others is indeed cheating, other forms of cheating include evening training, race shoes, gadgets, schedules, coaches...............so a bit like who "really" won the 1988 100m final, I make it that I must have "won" the last 7 VLMs !!!!!!
pool was shut lunchtime due to a power failure, so today became a zero (apart from a bike commute) but no big deal I havnt had one since Cornwall.
Bainsy - the ballbuster is 5 laps of an 8m loop up down and around box hill in surrey. You run the first and last laps and pedal the middle 3. Its equated to being marathon tough. The time I did it, it pissed down !