Ran around Centennial and Moore Parks tonight. Ran 11.36ks in 54:19. Average pace of 4:46 per klm.
Thanks for the comments. Would a faster speed race at a shorter distance(5/10k) outway doing Marathon Pace runs at the speed I want?
The marathon pace runs are meant to get your body to adapt to that pace. If I'm fast at a short distance I know it is supposed to eventually flow through to the longer distance race. But how long will that take? Years of training?
If I feel I'm pushing too hard during the race to maintain the pace the trick will be when to realise that and slow down before losing all my energy and blowing up. No harm in trying something different.
I don't agree with with not running easy runs. Running every session fast will eventually snap something as Vat painly found out the last year and a half he has been off.