Have entered 4 Villages half in January which gets good reviews. Wouldn't normally look to be running a half so early but had an awful run in the Brum half in October. There were probably a couple of good reasons for that but need some confirmation that I'm getting back on track. Then have Ironbridge half in March, another I haven't done before, and Ashby 20 which really is one of my favourite races.
Good morning All. It’s been some time since I posted regularly on these forums but I’ve used P&D schedules, at times more seriously than others, for a few years. Don’t think it’s a coincidence that my 2 best marathons, Paris in 2013 and London this year, have followed my most conscientious following of P&D. Can only say what I think others have said, the schedules just seem to build endurance for the business end of a marathon. Also, reading last year’s Spring thread gave me great inspiration.
Being of mature years, my 3.52 in London (a PB), gave me a nice cushion for Boston qualifying and feel privileged to be heading there next April. So the 18/55 schedule starts 2 weeks today and I’ll see how things go before setting a target. As a minimum would hope to go sub-4 for the 6th time.
Will again be following the thread closely without maybe saying too much. Good luck to everyone with their personal goals.
Although there will be anomalies, age grading was designed to allow runners to compare their performances across different age groups. Presumably if you just want to compare your performance against your age group peers, you'll look at the times
Have done this 4 times and used road shoes, even the one year when it was very wet and muddy. Obviously it's fairly flat except for the bridges (quite a lot of them!) and they tend to be concrete/tarmac so on the whole grip isn't a problem.