The coach should find out what your capable of and set you into groups of ability, this can be a problem with small clubs, I know from personnel experiance when I first joined my club, we all set off at 6 min/mile and after two weeks I ended up injured.
I totally agree with Jeepers, we have a couple of really quick runnrs up to 10k... but I doubt if they could complete a half marathon ( will do when they get a bit older) let alone sub 3.15 in a marathon.
I`ve run in performance trainers injury free for approx two years but recently got some cushioned trainers and now I`ve got a knee problem. their now my gardening trainers and I`ve ordered news racers.
With ref to forefoot running I`m currently doing the Coach in running and fitness course and forefoot running is part of the technical templates used and it works. I`m coaching it to my club and runners are improving.
If you consider what happens when you heel strike, your actually braking and halting your momentum, landing on your forefoot naturally transits you for your next stride.
What Help for Heros does is fantastic... However (I`m exforces) Our goverments send troops to the battlefield and expect the ultimate sacrifice. In return our troops should expect the very best facilites supplied by the same goverments should they get injured in any way, shape or form. if the goverment cant supply this then don`t send troops out. Contraversal I know but worth thinking about.