I am looking for advice on training paces.
Firstly, from what I have read it seems that the long run in a training week should be run at slower than race pace, which is understandable, and the rest of traning should compromise speed work, easy runs and tempo runs. So come race day how are you able to run at your target race pace when you haven't really trained at that pace apart from the odd tempo run?
Secondly, the training pace calculator on this website asks you to enter a recent race time to calculate training paces, but is it not better to enter your target race time in order to get the training paces needed to attain this time?
Thanking you in advance!