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I am doing my first HM in six weeks, in fact it will also be my first ever race. I just wanted to ask a bit of advice with regard to my training.
At the moment I am doing 3 to 4 runs per week. I have just started (over the last three weeks) to introduce 2 speed sessions a week, I try to do the local Parkrun when I can and then I do a long run once per week. My longest long run at the moment is 11 miles.
I started running a year ago. Never done any running before. My 5k PB is 25.14 and seems to be stuck at around the 25.30 mark at the moment.
My long slow runs are around the 9.30 min/mile mark. I am slow!
Should I be doing more than what I am doing? Am just concerned about injury. Also should I go over HM distance on my long run at some point? Was thinking of trying to work up to 15 at a couple of weeks before the HM and then taper. How should I taper?