I'd like to ask the 10K + runners about pace. Miles_Yonder has been very helpful already and I found Paul2014s 10K post helpful too, but want to hear as many people's thoughts as poss on it
I'm running a faster 3.5K (and hill training), then running a 5K, and my third run is gradually building to 10K (7.5K this week, but might do 8). I've read that my pace needs to be slower for the longer run, which makes sense but my body doesn't like it.
As soon as I'm not entirely concentrating I found she's speeding up again!
Also, in slowing my pace, I'm slowing my cadence and my stride .... is that the right way to go about it?
It seems that my faster run really appeals to my body (and believe me, it's not that fast!), and it's such a struggle to keep a slower pace going. I wondered about forcing myself to run a really slow 5K!
Not sure what to do. If listening to my body means running faster, should I just do it? But then I don't know if I'll make the distance.
Any tips? Please advise!