Thanks for the links to the McMillan Runnning Calculator and the Jack Daniels advice - I have had a look and they are very useful.
Dancing in spikes - do you mean go round as a three on race day? I would be up for something but I would want to be a bit more confident on being able to do it so may need to talk about it after I have few more weeks of training under my belt.
Sounds like a good idea, I will give that a go tomorrow. Forgive my ignorance and sorry for lots of questions but what would you recommend in terms of structure for the interval session - I have never done them before.
Thanks for the response - it is very much appreciated. I have not been doing any speed work, just been running home from work (9 miles) as many times a week as possible (usually 3 or 4 times) and then doing other sports a couple of nights a week. Do you think I would be able to do a routine where I just keep doing at least 4 or 5 9 mile (or more) runs a week and just increase the pace gradually (at a rate that would allow me to get 90 mins) it would be ok or do I have to follow a strict plan with varying distances and speed work?
I have had such a bad time with injuries (I have broken my leg twice since 2008 and have had every other complaint since then) but I now seem to be able to run consistently without getting injured so I will definitely respect the 10% rule
I am signed up to do the Birmingham Half Marathon on October 21st and want to do a sub 90 minute time. I want to know whether you think it is achievable based on my stats for the last two months of running I have been doing - here is a link to times & minutes per mile:
I am signed up to do the Birmingham Half Marathon on October 21st and want to do a sub 90 minute time. I want to know whether you think it is achievable based on my stats for the last two months of running I have been doing (below) and if there is a training plan you would recommend I start using now?