Posted: 21/12/2015 at 13:23
O4S- sorry to hear your news and hope you can keep on enjoying shorter stuff and slower 100 milers for many years to come!
AA- sounds like you're back enjoying your running- glad to hear that.
Nell- super speedy as always, those are not numbers I ever see on my garmin.
I'm back running after a 2 week break in the sun. Doing only slow runs at the moment (nothing faster than 8.45), some of them with strides for another week. Will then do a parkrun, assess the damage and take it from there.
My marathon shoes are firmly hung up for 2016. I'm planning to spend it on trying to get my 10k and half times down and will not attempt another marathon until I bank 90min for a half- don't think there's much point.
My conclusion from San Seb is that I left it in training- doing too much quality, all long runs done fast, not enough recovery including in taper and generally overtraining. I was being coached so not entirely my own stupidity but hey ho. I should've probably trusted my instincts more when it didn't feel right. Lesson learnt. I think this type of training may work for some but clearly not for me. So I'm back with Moz and planning on training a lot more sensibly in the future! Looking forward to a lot of parkruns and 10ks this coming year...