Hi all, apologies for the long absence, but work and home life have and continue to be extremely busy! As such I haven't been able to get the runs in to be able to do Abingdon - though I am still running (just shorter distances and less times a week)
...so if anyone is interested in buying my Abingdon place off me, then please get in touch
Well done on the 5K GM - hopefully the test results will be good
GD - based on your VMLM training, I think your coach is right to get you to target sub 3 in Berlin - looking forward to reading how your training progresses
Good luck to Poacher and Gul for Saturday
Apologies for reverting to lurker mode, but I had two weeks rest post-London and work has been very busy. I'm now back running and I managed 20:20 at Newark parkrun on Saturday, so will target a sub 20 this week. Next proper race is a 10K on the 17th June. Although I'm currently unsure of my target, I'm hoping that I'll be back in sub 39 shape by then
Neil, I definitely think there's an element of that, except the doubts start before the last 10K! Not sure how I can work on this though as I don't have a problem in training (e.g. I can run a sub 90 half in training as part of a longer run) - maybe race more?
in terms of plans the quandary is whether to follow FIRST as it seems to be more based on my strengths or say P&D as this may address my weaknesses more -though it may be irrelevant if it's just a mental problem!
Hi Leslie, I got my HM PB in Jan-14 at the Brass Monkey and although I think I would struggle to beat it, I'd be confident of getting something around 85 mins. My marathons have varied and I've therefore had a range of positive splits from about 90 seconds upwards!
I think I'm just more suited to shorter distances, but I love the challenge of a marathon! Sub 3 would be fantastic, but I can't see it happening, but I'd also be very pleased with a sub 3:10
I can only really train 5 times a week, so this does limit my mileage, though I do tend to peak in the low 60's which I guess is still reasonably high