Bought the plan recently following Manchester Marathon 3wks ago and decided to try & work on some pace for a while.
Just finished Week One which was generally fine although adjusting to faster/shorter runs is taking some getting used to, but am enjoying the plan and feel confident it'll help me reach my target 46mins at the end of June... Looks well structured & challenging.
Week 2 onto plan, really enjoying it thank you.
After getting injured during marathon training, my return to training has lacked consistency. Having entered a 10k I required fresh ideas for my training so I turned to Ben for inspiration. The plan has given the motivation I required to bring back the focus to my training and opened my eyes to new sessions, which I had never considered previously. Hopefully I will bear the fruits of the hard work in the race in July. I also purchased a marathon plan for my deferred place next year and will look forward to following that schedule. Thank you for the constant inspiration, motivation and passion you & Sarah provide to the running community.
I was running 48-52 min 10ks before I started this plan.
I was never running with variation and I really believe that kept the running interesting and helped me get faster and faster. I followed the plan pretty religiously with Ben's YouTube vids - changing my form etc. and absolutely smashed my pbs for 10k (41:30) and 5k (19:57).
If I had any feedback to give, perhaps adding some gym work would be a good idea. I didn't do enough and by the end of the plan I think my hamstrings would have benefitted from some squats.
Thanks for the plan Ben, I'm doing it again over the next 10 weeks to go sub 40!
I have tried a few plans this last 12 months, but this was by far the best. Sadly I didn't get to do the 10km race that I got this plan for, but did a 5km race not long after and smashed it with a new sub 20min PB (shaved a minute off to 19:38!). This plan was definitely a big part of that and kudos to Ben for making it so easy to use. Love the mile and km pace charts.
Amazing! I had myself convinced that I wasn’t a short/middle distance runner... till I can across Ben’s plan. I stuck with it, and as the title says I broke an old PB record by 3 minutes (from 51 to 48).
So happy with the plan I got another! Highly recommended.
This training plan is one of the best training plans you can follow. It is really detailed but also simple to understand. Every run is done with a purpose. It really incorporates all the workouts you need to do in order to achieve your goal. I`m glad I bought it
Recently purchased the 10k plan, with the view to improve on my time before turning my focus towards autumn marathon training.
Although only in week 2, the sessions are varied and the plan is easy to stick to. I also find it useful to have weekly structure to my running without my regular club runs due to lockdown enforcements.
Overall, would definitely recommend!