Posted: 31/10/2013 at 21:39
15W - have you got a target time in mind for VLM? You seem to do very well compared to others who train 100+ miles a week. Why run more miles when you can run less and get similar results?!
I looked up Fiona J's entry in the Guiness Book of Records - was passing the stand in Asda! I still think running 2 marathons in 8 days is more impressive and getting a PB in the second one! Hope you are back running again soon Fiona.
As for P&D, I think the main thing is to believe that the benefits are worth the effort you'll be putting in. From someone at the slower end of the spectrum I'm sure I could have followed an 'easier' plan and achieved a sub 4:30 marathon time. I think I'm right in saying that the P&D book doesn't even give paces for anything longer than 4 hours so that should probably tell you something about the people it's really aimed at. Having said that it does give some really good explanations for why you do each type of training run which is of benefit to all marathon runners regardless of their speed!