well im a relative novice really - been running for just under 2yrs but 6mths of that was injury and rehab. ive a 1:24 half (only ever raced 2) and a 38 something 10K. think my 5k is a shade under 18mins.... 17:55 rings a bell but im really not one of these that remembers these things religiously. Im new to the longer stuff so currently kind of following a P&D plan (ish) - current miles are around 45 with 2 decent sessions 'quality' sessions per week of various types. Ive another mara planned for autumn so would like tohave a stab at 3hrs if this first one goes well.... we will see I guess.
cheers Phil - that makes sense. Ive been increaing my miles since the start of the year and am currently sitting at around 40pw with a decent mix of easy, tempo, efforts as well as a 12-13mile long run. Ive a 1/2 planned for Redcar in the autumn so will maybe look to really focus on the spring after that.
cheers piscator - i figured i was a little slow just yet. I had originally intended to spend the summer / autumn concentrating on getting my 5 & 10k times down to something reasonable(well for me anyway) but im no considering going all out and just concentrating on a spring 2014 marathon. Is there realistically anything that can start 12mths or so out that will help?