Posted: 25/02/2015 at 19:13
Muss - Very impressive marathon debut and I like your ambition for Berlin
I think that part of the challenge of marathon training is that you can't do everything. You can't do intervals, threshold, long, medium long, MP workouts, overdistance and easy running all in the same week so some sort of compromise has to be made. There are loads of very fast, fast and quite fast people on here who pretty much all have their own take on the best way of marathon training so it's a great source of info. I think that most would agree that mileage is king, and the most you can do without getting injured will almost certainly give good results. There are quite a few proven training methods: Canova. P&D, Hansons, Daniels etc. Some will work better than others depending on the individual.
For me, I started with Higdon, then P&D improved things a lot, and now I have written my own which is loosely based on P&D but includes bits and bobs that I have picked up from people on here and from my running club.
23m yesterday at 7:15avg followed by a very gentle 7+7 today.