Hi PG3, good point there about not recovering in time..
I think if am honest with myself I'm thinking 10mm will be too much for me. The good thing about using Reading half as part of my training run is that I can use one of the pace groups to help me. I think I'll stick with the 2:15 - 2:20 group which should see me round in 11mm which will be better.
Northender thank you. did you do the additional mileage at home, or as a warmup before the race? Just thinking about whether to do the 5-7 miles before I set off for the race, meaning I will have a bit of a rest travelling to Reading and then do the 13 there? I'll still get the miles in my legs. Or does it have to be in one go?
I have read people either run 20 or for 3:30 hours, whichever comes first. I ran 14 in 2:25 on Sunday and I was aiming for 2:20 / 10 min miles. So wondering if 20 in 3:30 is possible..
Sorry Pete you say I'm putting the half as a greater importance, how so?
As I said above I'm not 'racing' Reading half because of that exact reason it's too close to Brighton. Actually I'm ttaking on board people's advice about using it as part of my 18/20 mile run - it's not something I thought to do. Not for one minute am I underestimating the daunting task of a marathon, which is why I've asked people for advice.