Posted: 14/08/2015 at 15:03
Like everyone else has said I've always found that runnning 6-7 miles at target pace is the key to running a good half marathon. In the 6 weeks before a half my training plan looks like this:
Monday: 7 miles at HM pace
Wednesday 7 miles at HM pace
Friday: Long run (12 miles)
As far as pacing is concerned I have, learned from the 10k advice given to me by philpub, stick to an even pace and don't try and bank time. Too fast in the first half only leads to a lot of pain and slowing down form about 10miles
You might be interested to note that a 40:28 10k time translated into a 1:28 HM (with a cold) for me earlier this year.