Below my coach during a diner with the great Italian coach Renato Canova, he trains for example Saif Said Shaheen (WR holder 3000m steeple) and Moses Mosop (2 h 03'06" in the Boston marathon in 2011). My next marathon preparation will be similar to the run-up from Moses for Boston. Of course my trainingschedule will be lighter but the principles will be te same.
I am curious that the europacup, did give me the right image of my current shape. We will see.