Posted: 22/10/2016 at 11:26
Shades, actually I haven't allowed for niggles/colds. To do that, I should really start the plan on Monday.....hmmmm.
SK, any thoughts on P&D? When I look back on my training from earlier this year, virtually all my runs were slow but I raced a couple of halfs, and also raced a 20-miler. The 20-miler in particular was a big confidence booster. I did a small number of interval sessions (which I did enjoy), but the main thing is that all my longer runs were very steady. P&D do introduce quite a lot of MP sections into their long runs, which would be quite a change for me. Also, they do fairly long tempo runs, ran at Half pace, and I didn't do hardly any of that earlier this year. I wonder if the tempo runs, plus MP runs and the other interval sessions may be too much (main aim is to stay injury free), compared to what I've done previously.
I know you probably can't really answer if it would be right for me, as it's so individual specific, but again if you have any general thoughts they'd be great to read Was it tough to maintain in terms of tiredness? The weekly mileage is fine (I'd do the 55-mile plan - I think you did the higher mileage plan, didn't you?), but it's the different mix of sessions which I wonder may be too much.
Anyway, I jogged around parkrun today and it was nice to get back out. It was cold, but the sun was coming through the trees and it was really enjoyable. I was late arriving (), but I caught up the back marker so it was all fine. I'll run tomorrow too, as I feel I'm pretty recovered from the marathon now. It's only taken a week to start feeling more like myself!!