Just dropping in to say well done to muddy after spying your result. Think you'll permanently own all the gold squares very shortley!!
Thailand great though still unwell. 2 weeks of no running now and over a month since logging any training of note. On antibiotics now so hopefully will clear it, as its been dragging on for over a month now!
Skinny – I know a secret way of getting in if you fail in the main ballot. I’ll spill the beans for money or bribes Never heard of club runners entry, though I’ve started in that zone the last 2 years.
DT – It’s a real shame I’m heading to Thailand for 2 weeks on Monday. I’ll miss all the wind and snow which are definitely my favourite running conditions.
Just noticed after Tuesdays 5K I am currentlty 10th on the UK rankings for the year. I'll gloss over the fact that there only seem to be 2 races that have taken place so far over the distance this year
Charlie – I kind of agree with you. Long distance training is actually pretty simple. If you adhere to a few key principles you won’t go too far wrong. As long as you know what the principles are you don’t have to understand the science behind it, or at least only up to a very basic level. Having an intricately planned schedule may be an advantage in some cases, especially if you want to peak for a specific race/competition. But plenty of people get very quick following something very simple that still addresses the main areas that are required.
With regards Bannister, since he only ran about 30 miles a week I’d say his training wasn’t ideal (he was also a big smoker!) Just shows that running is all about genetics. If you’ve got the ability you can do any old rubbish for training and and still be super quick!