NorthEnder - the same as the others have said RACE the HM I always race 2 or 3 HM's or 10k's in my programme because if marathon day goes tits up you can look back at the races in the programme. Also it helps to break up the plan and have a mini-target.
I also then to do the MP stuff in races which really helps.
9 with 5mile LT session tonight ay the track, have a club mate who will be going slightly quicker than me so hopefully that will push me a bit.
First session tonight, 5his is my 4th time doing P&D, don't think I can improve this time as I've added 10.5kgs since April and I was seriously motivated to get my sub 3 even now I think sub 3 in Boston might be a big ask but will see how training goes.
Scott cracking parkrun and you got yourself on the sub 17 parkrun leader board.
Had a quick look through these pages & some impressive early training going on, very inspiring as I need to get some motivation from some where so hopefully I can get it on here.
Well done everyone some outstanding performances and shows us P&D does work.
Met Lit at the end, congrats again on the 4min PB cracking run.
After only fully deciding to run last week I was pretty relaxed about yesterday. Which helped as there was no pressure and slept well and eat like a pig since Manchester (2.5kgs heavier!)
Started just behind the blue 3hr pacers and decided to see how long I could stick with them. At mile 5 my quads started to get heavy and tight and I thought that was it but they never got much worse Kept the pacers in sight and crossed halfway in 1:29:34 at about mile 16/17 I was feeling good and was thinking I might try and up the pace and beat last week’s PB (2:58:03) But from mile 20 on it got tough and I really had to dig in to get the sub 3 Finished with 2:59:29
Now all my club mates want me to do Milton Keynes marathon next weekend ….. 3 sub 3’s in 3 weeks! I have no notion of doing it as my legs are well battered now.
That was my third P&D 55/70 training programme and P&D delivered each time. Not sure if I will P&D again as hard to justify the few minutes of potential gain for all the time. Thanks to everyone for keeping the thread varied, informative and entertaining.