Hi, I’m hoping for a little advice please!
Im trying to break 1:30 in a half marathon in 3 weeks time
I came close last year but went off too fast and finished in 1:31:10 totally and utterly knackered. I had nothing left from 11 miles.
Ive upped my training and in the last 2 weeks have been running 50 miles a week but a maximum of 8 miles a time
Ive just done 8 miles in 54:28 in 6:49 mile with really consistent mile times. That’s my fastest 8 miles ever.
Im 44 years old so certainly not young! My question is what now?
ive just run 13 days out of 14 but really don’t know when to slow down the training. I dont want to lose fitness but I need to maximise my chances! Last year I clearly couldn’t keep the pace up and really struggled at a 6:52 pace after 9 miles....today after 8 miles I feel ok but still think I’d struggle to keep the pace up for another 5.1 miles....
any advice very gratefully received!