astutest of observer wrote:
Still waiting for you to break 2:30... and you're times don't mean much honestly. as much as you like to tell everyone on letsrun what your prs are. you have a silly amount of talent. as soon as you realize this and stop telling everyone on letsrun to train like you, everyone will be better off.
No, thanks you!
Seriously though, I came to a Daniels focused thread and shared my thoughts on a Daniels approach to training - the nerve!
My belief in a Daniels approach is based in large part on the success that the people whom I have coached have had with a Daniels approach to training - including a guy who got an OTQ this May (and was picked up by the Hansons after), another guy who ran 1:04:4x for the half and will (hopefully) get his OTQ this fall, and a woman who was 25 seconds shy of an OTQ on a warm marathon day last fall (running a 2:30 PR in the process). In the interest of full disclosure, the first two guys had previously run OTQs (one via the full and one via the half), but the first of those guys felt that he was in the best shape of his life using a Daniels approach, and the other guy felt that he was in the best shape of his post-collegiate life.
Finally, if you are waiting for me to break 2:30, you may be waiting a long time. I intend to go for it next month, but the odds are not in my favor. But my failure to run 2:29 in my 40s cannot reasonably bet considered some kind of condemnation of a Daniels style approach to marathon training.