Wowsers fascinating discussion on training mullarkey, I was one who ran on a whim i basically ran on feel which kept me motivated and loving the sport. To me it was just getting out and thinking about things!! It worked ran pleasing times. For marathon 4 in February decided to give a go on the P&D plan, skeptical at first but stuck to it and actually felt fresher, more bouyed and off the back scored a 7 min pb, agonisingly close to Boston qualifying; hey congrats jimbob by the way super stuff!!
I would say I'm now a plan convert, adds variety, freshness and theoretical interest as a result just bought faster road running for 5, 10k, halfs and anything in between.
Not sure I'm adding anyrhing new here but ultimately if you are loving the sport, happy with what you are doing and getting the buzz stick to it!
If I'm not around may I wish you london runners the very best of luck and have much fun
How do Kirsty cooper - running Seville marathon comes with a big tick from me ran it this year and loved it, I found it a beautiful course, flat so PB potential defo and yep low key 13400 and a smidge runners. It is a charming city amd you finish going past the big hits, the start is also stunning crossing bridge from Tirana with cathedral in full bloom. It was consistently well supported. The only problem was finding the start line instructions not great and a lot of unsure people milling around looking quizzical.
Re Paris 2016 would love to as thoroughly had a blast and enjoyed it in 2014, but I am definitely gunning for Lisbon next year and still spinning the idea of Amsterdam as oct 2016 seems a long way away!!
Once again well done on Paris crew of 2016 enjoyed reading up on the thread and hearing the tales.