As some of you know I'm doing the Helsby 1/2 in jan, along with a fair few other forumites.
I've been doing regular 8 mile tempo runs at 1/2m pace or slightly faster and am finding them really good for developing confidence in my target pace. I usually finish feeling I've still got some pace left (just as well considering there's another 5 miles to do on the day) .
I've read some people (Mike S?) doing up to 10 miles at race pace by way of preparation. What is the ideal longest distance to practise? Also bearing in mind marathon training has started and I can't take too many rest days to recover from my tempo runs!
Welcome your thoughts.