Just 4 weeks until 16.2 miles of trail running fun! Thanks to those that have entered through RW. I'm running the route with my training partner next weekend just to make sure everything's good on the course still. (any excuse to get out on the trails for a run)...
I did my first 30 miler last October and only did around 20 miles leading up to it. I took the 30 miles really easy, around 10.15 per mile on average I think. Normally do long runs at 9-10 minute pace, recent half marathon is 1:37.
I am now training for a 40 in August and a 50 in October, and am planning on doing some slow long ones at ultra pace - I want to do 30 miles before the 40 and then I reckon I'll be ready for a 50.
I personally would try to do 25 miles or so, nice and slow, maybe 3 or 4 weeks before the race. Hope you enjoy it!! Oh, might be worth doing some hill work midweek too!!