Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:39
95 mins at Brass Monkey half today ... good time but no PB (last year 92 mins, year before 94).
You guys talking about many LSRs ... OMG! My strategy this year is to do as little as possible in prep... so prep for Pafos will be a 16-18 miler and my prep for Manchester (four weeks later) is, err, Pafos marathon of course. Think it will be steady(ish) pace at Pafos with Manchester being the priority for a good time. I do plan on getting to 20 for Liverpool, just the one but will have done Pafos and Manchester so hoping for a good base given the races.
No idea if it'll work but I've experienced doing lots of miles 2012 in 2012, 3013 in 2013 and 2014 in 2014 and it wasn't until I really cut back my miles did my times improve to the 3:30 mark (3:26 in Liverpool that year from 3:39 in 2014).
Everyone's different and it's trial and error so good luck all and look forward to sharing experiences.
No Paris this year but (non running related) will be going back to Disneyland Paris in August so you might see some runs on Strava.