Shades, thanks for the info, if I'm looking to improve my endurance and step up to 5 runs a week (to prep for an April marathon), is it a case of ensuring the midweek long runs are decent length, 15 to 18 milers?
i.e, it's just a case of more miles in the bag? Not necessarily Fartlek, cross training or shorter/speed work. Or still a combination of all of the above, but with longer runs midweek and weekend?
Hmmm, food for thought. The selection process of voting for the final 5 (from a shorlisted 15 or so) does seem flawed and there are a few threads stating their dissaproval of this.
They could have a blind voting system and allow the RW heads to decide from both this and their own views - but then there'd be accusations of favouritism there too - so not easy.
It was Shades plan that got me to a 4.09 at VLM this year - which I would not have got anywhere near without. So following this more closely this year and ensuring I include core exercises, cross training and proper dietary process will get me under 4 hours for the Brighton Marathon in April for sure.
I think I need to add more longer runs and really build that endurance, as it was tiredness (wall?) at 21 miles that took its toll in London.
Had my company / team Xmas do last night in London.
So today's going to be a quiet one
Will be out for a 10 miler or so on Sunday.
I'm disappointed not to get short listed for the Asics262 beyond Bootcamp, but it was a great opportunity. I didn't get a call to say I hadn't got in, only an email and that was after the short lists had been announced, so I knew before they mailed me.
I would like some feedback as to where I could improve etc, but they have a big job to do to manage the process and I'm grateful for the experience.
The shortlisted sub4 group are great, so I wish them luck getting that one golden ticket.
Belated Birthday wishes Big-G, hope the injury heals quickly Shades and Emmy have " fun" on Sunday dressing up
S3200H, the idea of a trampoline bouncing away seems ironic to me!, good luck collecting and repairing.