AM - It's the up to 55 plan. The plan doesn't call for back to back although P&D do say in their book that some (dependent on fitness/age) should be able to do back to back hard sessions, not me, I had nothing in the tank on Wednesday and called it quits after 5 reps of 100m strides (should've been ten). I only made mine back to back due to family commitments getting in the way on Monday, normally I'd run Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat rather than the Tue/Wed I ran this week. As I said I'm just trying out the first few weeks of the plan to see if goes well before going live mid December, knowing that if it doesn't I've got time to tweak/change the plan.
AB - It's in week 2 of the P&D 55/18 plan, although I'm not going to be a zealot about it as I'd rather just enjoy my run this weekend than be a slave to pace.
I've joined the Manchester Strava group and followed those who I don't currently. I've been following the first couple of weeks of the P&D (55/18) plan to see how I hold up, one thing is clear already is that I can't do back to back hard sessions, my aging frame needs more than 24 hours to recover. Meant to be doing a 13m with 8m at mara pace tomorrow but I'm going to do the mileage but not overly worry about pace as most of it will be on muddy trail, just love the mud .
Managed a good 10.5 miles last night at just above marathon pace, back held up well. I really concentrated on form getting my hips forward working my glutes, keeping my back straight and shoulders loose. Had to really concentrate to keep this form towards the end as I got tired, I could feel myself starting to hunch and lean from the hips.