I was reading an old Track & Field News from '79 which had an article on Henry Rono. Henry had set 4 world records in '78 (3,000, steeple, 5,000 and 10,000) and was voted T&F athlete of the year. Henry mentioned he had been running 12 miles in the AM at 6:00 pace. I only bring this up because I was thinking of working up to 1:10 running time in the AM at 6:20 pace (ha-ha just seeing if your paying attention), or more like 8-9 pace. Heck, Henry was doing 1:12 running time, now think about that...is that a huge investment time?
Of course the trick is adding more evening runs and being lucid enough to want to run on the weekends. I have not figured that out. And who cares really if it is only 50-60 minutes in the AM, either way it is solid running. I think about running more in the evening, but I am no Rono or even Grubby at this point. I am an old beat up runner from Laurel HS still just trying to rub a few sticks together to get a little fire going. Not to mention you have to get to bed by 8:30 every night.
It is fun to think about. Every few years I always talk to someone who wants to weave the magic again. I think this is a common trait amongst endurance athletes. If you can pull it all together for 6 months or so you can really wind the top up. It is as they say...a pretty groovy place to be.