The reason I stopped running for 20 yrs was to focus on my drinking. I put a lot of quality sessions in back then along side some easy drinking To fill the weeks stats out. at 14.5 stone before I started training, I probably had the right drinking shape (assuming that shape was pear)
Scott, 800m are tactically easier and there is more that can go wrong in a 1500. Was actually talking about a sub 4 at the track tonight with the young lads I train with, one is sub 3.50 1500 thinks I have the raw speed to go sub 4 but need to work on my strength. More core stuff, tempos, hills etc.
I'm keen to have a go at the beer mile late next summer.
Scott , sub 4 might be a tough ask in one summer as the amount of speed work training required tests the injuries Though you might benefit from my less mileage style training To keep you fresh for the faster track sessions. Of course you are a youngster so might leap to higher paces quicker. Sub 4 its one of my targets for next summer. Sub 4 will be tougher than sub 2 for the 800. Sub 64 laps but with no recovery
dachs - tasty tempo. I have never done a tempo like that, not sure i could yet we have 10k times within seconds of each other. It just shows there are different ways to get similar results. Or that I'm lazy.
On the subject of sub 60 400s. There is a 14.40 5k chap at our club who can't go sub 60, some people arent built for sprinting but can keep a very high pace up for miles And miles
andrew - consistant mile reps , nice work!
Also that's 8 mentions of the word "sub" in one post. A new record for me!