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I'm running my first half marathon on 7 October and have been training 'properly' (i.e. on a training plan) since June. I feel good and healthy and three weeks ago I did my first 10 mile long run. However over the last two weekends due to things beyond my control (and not to do with the running) I've had the time to do another 10 miles, or increase it to 11 miles - which was my intention. I feel like I want to go out this weekend and do 11 but i've been advised against doing the longest run one week before. My short runs are 5 miles a few times a week. Should I just go for it and do a long run (11m) this weekend as I feel good and it will increase my confidence or just take it easy and do 6 miles this weekend (which is what my training plan says) or something in between?
Any advice would be really appreciated! I feel awful because the training was going so well and I feel like i've let myself down in the last two weeks - and so close to the race!
thanks in advance!