First day of the REAL training plan. 5.5 miles of Fartlek with Garscube. I've been moved up to pack E. Out with C, D and E so not too much like hard work. Felt quite fast on the sprints. Probably 8 reps of 100 and 200 metres.
Coach Lesley drew up a training plan for Marco and I. Incoporate more speed work...Club on Tuesday and Thursday, faster runs on Wednesday, reps on Saturday with long run on Sunday. Rest/cross-training on Monday and Friday. Feeling really motivated. Definitely want to give it my best shot.
Unfortunately the plan is quite intensive (although no horrible 14-mile runs after work) and includes the winter road relays.