Looking at the recommended training schedules most seem to have long runs, tempo runs etc etc but most recommend most of your running to be done below "race pace".
I tend to do my training - about 3 runs a week between 5k up to occasional half marahon distance - at race pace - in other words I run as fast as I think I can for that distance - I normally time myself and if I feel good push to see how fast I can go. I also play football a couple of times a week (once training one game).
My question is - should I be running slower in training - and why ? I've only been running since last year and only really properly since the Spring - in that time I have managed to get down from about 50 minutes to about 40 for 10k which I am satisfied with - but if there are ways of getting faster for less effort I want them!