Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:46
Simonp83, Can't recommend a runner's watch highly enough. I used to use my phone too, but the hassle of start/stopping accurately was a real pain. The last straw was failing and landing on it. The screen didn't take it to well.
As for training plans, personally I can't seem to find something that I can gel with, as a shift worker, my nights and days can be a little screwy.
My first marathon last month was done with plenty of LSRs and over confidence. Having said that, I got around Portsmouth to plan in 4:22 so was very pleased.
Attempting to repeat that performance in early April, then up my game for a sub 4 in Edinburgh.
Good luck all.