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
Hi Fishy, I've downloaded the FIRST app and do quite like the look of it, so may give it a go with a couple of 60 min easy runs to replace the cross training. Do you think it may make sense to increase the warm up and cool downs to get some more mileage in as well? Also do you think a longest run of 20M is sufficient as I usually go up to 23 or 24?