Intervals as part of marathon training? Plus plan selection advice pls

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Oct 2013
11:52am, 31 Oct 2013
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HermanBloom
Hah, makes total sense. I am a numpty.
Oct 2013
1:39pm, 31 Oct 2013
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Gobi
yes indeed
Oct 2013
2:09pm, 31 Oct 2013
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Fravage
Another vote for Hal Higdon here. I've used two of his programmes previously, and my PB came down from 3.55 to 3.28, and then from there to 3.14 at Brighton this year. Highly recommended.
Oct 2013
2:28pm, 31 Oct 2013
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Gobi
As far as generic plans go Higdon is pretty solid.
Oct 2013
2:37pm, 31 Oct 2013
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DoricQuine
Think I will be using Hal's plan also. His Novice 2 plan starts at pretty much the mileage I am doing presently, so if I can keep that up over the winter/spring it won't be a huge shock to the system when I start it in May. In two minds about adding any interval training though, as previous attempts at speed work have ended up in me getting injured - though that may just have been me attacking the sessions a little too vigorously trying to keep up with the speedy youngsters!
Nov 2013
1:55pm, 5 Nov 2013
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HermanBloom
Decided on the Higdon 2. Added bonus that Wokingham and Surrey Half's are on the exact weeks that plan has me doing Half distance and the Cranleigh 15/21 is on the exact week the plan has me doing a 20 miler :-)

I do wonder if I should get another 20/21 run in though, but can leave that until the training really kicks in I guess, and judge from there.

Going to start by going to the odd interval session (maybe one in three) and see how the body reacts.
Nov 2013
2:25pm, 5 Nov 2013
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Gobi
Good luck with it HB, maybe see you at Newbury parkrun for a coffee and catch up, you can tell me how your training is going
Nov 2013
2:28pm, 5 Nov 2013
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HermanBloom
Sounds great, I will make sure I make it back to Newbury in the new year.
Nov 2013
2:30pm, 5 Nov 2013
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Gobi
Nice one

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Hello :-)

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