Slowkoala I'm using McMillan pacing, and the times its given me aren't far off what Soups is using, some even a bit faster!!! And my PB's are slower then his (apart from the marathon, where I win...) Bit most of my training, long runs especially will be done at the slower end, as the faster side been MP or a bit faster goes against everything I've read.
Soups apart from the alcohol if that's a normal weeks food I don't see why you're visceral fat is so bad? Doesn't seem a lot of food, no snacking mentioned even on the days you skipped meal, which I'm sure you'll get told of for doing if you haven't already.
Well I manged 10.5 miles in the woods, only tripped over once and also only bad to stop and check a map once to find my way back to the car
What core workout routines are everyone doing? I've looked at the Asics training videos and started doing some core bits bit still very hit and miss with when I do them. Really need to start a regular routine.
So if I've understood you Minni you're say "(Wo)man up and stop whining!"
I think from a lot of people perspective it looks tough as a first few weeks, but most of us haven't been training for an ultra, so don't have the current mileage that Soups been doing. At least that how I looked at it. I've only been covering 20-25 miles a week for the last couple of months and will now start building up for marathon training but it'll be a gradual build up. No way I'd feel confident doing Soups first week right now, maybe in 2-3 weeks.
This target based running is all new to me, for my first and only marathon all I really did was up the mileage and that was enough to get me round. This time around I will have to man up and do some true super-hero mileage and speed sessions