Well done Tim!! Our times are almost the same! I know someone else who did Baldock in 1:53 xx and he got 1: 47 xx at Reading. He's also marathon training.
Hambag, I don't have such a formal plan but I usually run 5 or 6 times a week: a lsr of 12 - 15, a 7 mile run to work, Parkrun every week which I suppose is like a tempo run and then 2 or 3 short (3 mile) runs. For me, doing over 12 miles regularly has definitely helped as it stops me slowing down in the race. It really helped to have someone pacing me as well,
Wow you run loads of halfs! It is hard to pace them isn't it and also if it's hilly it's much harder. Brighton was really flat. I am running a 15 mile trail race through the forest on 22nd March - I'm sure that will be very slow! Also planning on doing Hackney half which is new, in the summer. It's very expensive but very near to me and I know the area so hard to resist. Good luck at Reading and then London
Hey Tim R, I also forgot about this thread until today when I ran the Brighton half. Well done on cracking 1:50! I am really happy - I ran 1:48:24 in Brighton. The key was having someone to pace me and also running a lot of miles these last couple of months. I'm feeling well chuffed!
Wow - 16 miles, that's great. So that's 40 miles for the week? I was just re-reading Murakami's book today and he says 6 miles a day is the key, 36 per week on average. I think he seems to know what he's on about - he ran loads of marathons! Good luck with it