Been reading this thread for a long while and even contributed a few times a couple of years ago. After doing very little for the last year or two due to working abroad I'm starting to get back into running. Got to the point where I've churned a few 50+ weeks out and just booked in for a 10k on 1st June. I was wondering from a quality point of view what people's opinion of the best set up for 10k training would be. My quality days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Currently doing two track sessions and hills on Saturday. Is two track the best way to go or should i sub one track for a tempo/threshold run? Also with the 10k distance being reasonably short do I need the strength training from the hills on Saturday or would this be better suited to another track session? Hoping to get back to form this year and match or beat my 10k pb of 35.34.
Bear B.Hind - Trust me Bear I don't have answers for questions like that, that's for people a lot more knowledgeable and with a lot more faith than me to ponder over. As I said earlier I lost my faith when things got tough. I wish I could have it back but I can't.
Maybe if I ever meet him I might ask him, I might ask him the meaning of life as well but till then I think both questions will go without answers.
I can't conceive of an objective and universal idea about what is ''good'' or perfection. Seems to me that such a thing is contingent upon a conscious agent making a value judgment of some sort, and whilst there is more than one conscience there will be subjective, conflicting claims as to what is good or perfection.
@ Bear B.Hind, In my opinion there can't be proof that god is good, your opinion of good is different to mine and I'm sure TheVicars opinion of good is different from yours. There can be no proof for something that's subjective. I'd say he's good for giving us a chance at freedom, to be anyway we want and to do anything we want, others may disagree. To have predestined perfection or predestined anything in my opionion would not be good, an imperfect world is surely better than that, maybe in Gods opinion the world is perfect, it depends if it turned out the way he wanted it to. Your opinion of perfect is probably different to his, again pefection is also subjective.
@TheVicar - really good posting, very thought provoking. I like that you've come on here to start a discussion on religion knowing that you would probably get the usual response from the informed people. "it's bollox" is very eloquent I think, also the ferrari analogy is brilliant. If that chap not having a farrari is not proof that God doesn't exist then nothing is.
I was a catholic for a lot of years and went to church every Sunday and I think for a few years I did truely have faith but sadly thinks happen in life that rock you and I wasn't strong enough to believe there were reasons for it. I would never knock anyone for having faith, if anything I envy you for having the strength to dedicate yourself to something you can never have an absolute answer on. Good for you anyway, i've found it a good read for 10 mins or so.