By suggesting a few options, Hal helps a reader by providing some options for taking their training to the next level.
You certainly would seem to have a good shot at nabbing a BQ based not only on your background, but also because you (wisely) are planning far, far ahead.
The weather and your training load can affect your pace. Rather than stress about your times it's best to stay focused on your goal.
I have a few time-based programs, but I prefer to use miles regardless of how long it takes to get there.
To achieve peak performance, do either very hard or very easy workouts, limiting the mid- intensity ones.
Your predicted maximum heart rate based on the 220 minus age formula probably is not accurate. Rather than planning your workouts around what appear to be false numbers, try experimenting with Perceived Exe...