yes I'm doing the Sunday long run including the marathon pace miles (e.g. 9 miles easy, last 9 miles marathon pace). I guess I will have to make up my mind, either do my swimming or follow the plan for maximum results. Or a compromise like just one day swimming and four days running. If I had to go for the latter, which session of running would you "sacrifice"? Saturday's short run maybe?
I've also had a very mild issue with my patellar tendon, I think, for some weeks now. It does not get better or worse and is more a sensation than a pain around the knee particularly inner side. I'm thinking of seeing a physio. Any suggestions/alternatives you would recommend?
I have already posted this question to Sam Murphy and got great feedback from her. But I would like to ask you too in order to have another expert opinion and be able to best tailor my plan to my needs.
I'm doing the speed sessions for Tuesday and Thursday but I've also lengthened them (I do the speed then run a couple more miles) so that the total of these two sessions is equal to the Sunday long run distance more or less. I have also substituted the Wednesday mid-week medium run and the Saturday short run for two swimming sessions of 60 lengths steady non-stop (about 40 minutes).
Because I really like swimming (but not the FIRST plan, in case you're wondering and don't have time for further training session (busy with work and study).
My PB is 3.40 and I was wondering what my chances are of breaking 3.30 or at least do a better time like 3.35 or something.
I have done half marathon tests on my own with my Soleus on a couple of occasions. I did just under 1.36 the first time and 1.38 the second time.