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Done a number of half marathons in past and always folloed the advice of never running more than 10 miles in training as no need to do full distance to be able to run a half marathon. However every time I seem to lose all energy in my legs in last couple of miles and slow down. So to me logically I would be better over training - say one 15 miler every month - so that the HM did not come as such a surprise to my legs. It is my thighs that seem to die on me.
Also I've always thought that training for a distance you need to train about double the distance every week in total - so for a Half training would be about 26 miles per week - perhaps this is also too low?
Any advice would be appreciated - I'm trying to run a HM in October in sub 1:35 - curently running about 25 miles a week and my 10 mile training time is about 77 mins, 5 mile about 35 mins (flat out).