Firstly, massive thanks for the training programs. Especially when coupled with the pages and pages of advice on this forum, you've created an incredibly valuable training tool.
I've just completed 2 cycles of the sub-35min programme and clocked a sub 35:30 this morning. Very happy with progress (previous best of 37+).
Just had a couple of questions to which I'm yet to find the answers:
1. How much science is there behind the spacing of the 5x2k, Long run and 6x1k in the programme, with respect to each-other? They all occur within 6 days... and right at the start of the cycle. If, for example, I was to leave 9 days between the 2k's & 1k's and do the 'Longest Run' the day after the 1k's - does that really screw up the programme?
2. I have found it very difficult to run the 400's at required pace (76-78s). I consistently seem to come in 4-5s faster as I feel so good by this point in the program. How detrimental is that likely to be? I guess what I'm really asking is: is the main point of this session 'pacing' i.e. keeping yourself under control? Or is it just about having a blast and feeling confident about your fitness?
3. A staple of my training before finding this programme was my Sunday 90 minuter. I've been squeezing this in around the programme - but I wondered what you're thought's were on a weekly proper long run... since it only features once per cycle on the programme?
Thanks a mil!