Posted: 19/10/2014 at 20:44
John, don't worry about it. I've found the best method is to run lots of halfs and learn from each one. The fastest ones are the ones where you wake up in the morning and everything just comes together. I think the more you target a specific race, the more likely it is that something will upset it.
I was running a half a month early last year and one just came together on the day.
I've done nothing decent in the last two weeks. Walked about 30miles and 7,000ft in the Lake District last weekend. Was planning 16-18today but ended up working all weekend. Two weeks to Stevenage marathon. Strategy unknown. Think it'll be 9:20/mi and see what happens at 20miles. I have gels now.
I may run from Canary Wharf to the Tower and back again on Wednesday to see the poppies. Maybe that'll give me some inspiration.