Sooo, have got My Asics to make me a plan for reaching 10 miles as part of this long-term plan to run the Edale Skyline (http://fellrunningguide.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/fell-running-edale-skyline/) that I seem to have concocted for myself.
It all looks pretty sensible and achievable, but it's suggesting I run 14 minute miles for slower runs, and 10 minute miles for fast runs. My natural pace is around 9 minute miles and I don't feel that this is an all-out effort for me; I can sustain it easily for 30 minutes and before my lazy honeymoon, could do so for an hour. If I push I can do a 7-and-a-half minute mile. So the question is, is there any reason to try and slow right down to fit the plan, or should I just base my pace on what feels like 'jog'/'comfortable'/'fast'?
As a disclaimer I should point out that this pace is NOT on steep uphills - I'm currently engaged in a battle to be able to run them at all; it's more a power-walk situation at the moment!