Hi TheEd - following up on the subject of the"Build Up" phase;
When I first looked at it I thought it might be a little too easy to prepare for the harder training of the 10k program. I was wrong again!
Your build up I am doing is deceptively tough. I am benefiting from the standard 1 hour runs and the mental side of going out for at least 1 hour every time is good.
The challenge I have is not running too hard on the easy runs. It is a patience game and I am learning.
All in all 6 weeks of this preparation is brilliant training and should set me up nicely. I am right back in the zone after the injury problems
What do you think about strength training? Do you prefer body weight "circuit" type training or weight training - I have just completed 6 weeks of circuits, but enjoy weights too.
Best wishes ...