Posted: 07/04/2014 at 23:01
Nice one Andi respectable time 4:41, its still early in the year and you've been doing mostly treadmill work (which I don't think toughens up joints and muscles as much, or as roundly as road/off road work). I found the treadmill is great for the aerobic system, but going back to the roads for long runs shows its not quite the same and I get different aches/niggles.
I did like the P&D, started the up to 70 but ended up around the 55 mile plan for about 5 weeks - even those 5 weeks following it exactly were the difference between my 4:18 and the 3:58. I found the "recovery run days" were more to get used to running on tired depleted legs which helped. I'll do it again for Chester, family and time willing I enter again.