I followed the Manchester intermediate plan never ran 5 days a week before, I found the different sessions really useful. Previously I had completed the miles but at easy to medium pace the results improved but following the training plan is more icial and gives you confidence in your prep.
Parkrun today was sunny and pleased with a 22.06, 10 miles on tracks on the banks of the Humber tomorrow. Then home to watch Manchester 10k as this was my first ever race 5 years ago, didn't know then I would get the bug, my first 10k took me 59.06 my best so far is now 46.41.
Welcome Ap66, well done on the 10k, we are a bit older but no wiser as I seem to have become a serial marathoner having completed 6 so far and running 40 miles a week seems normal. How did that happen! When you always say after or during the first marathon never again!
Still plenty of time for York build up gradually, the advice seems to be increase by a max of 10% per week. Stay healthy and enjoy the experience.
Ap66 Have you a plan to follow and any races penciled in?
Lily: Mike Tomlinson has acted in a decisive way on the Hull 10k(9k), apologised but not his fault, promised to change the course for next year and offered all those running yesterday entry for next year at £10. I still had a good run just adjusted my target, there will be another 10k to chase a PB.
I ran the Hull marathon last year as well which was also short by quite a distance,(yes one of the 6) I still thought I had completed a marathon despite what was said. I think it's listed on Power of 10 as NAD near as dammitt for GFA/qualifying purposes, not that affects most people.