A bit of a newbie question...!!
I have been running 3 times a week (6-8k each and sometimes 10k) for 4 months now (was also running regularly in my past..)
My best 10k time has been 49:24 which i did about 1.5 months ago. I have never done any races or never followed any proper training programs. But I would like to improve on that time and maybe do a proper race so thought i should start looking at proper program ! I also have a HR monitor (chest..).
I have read and learned that doing one "tempo" run per week is very beneficial. Using online calculators and if i use the 10k pace above as base for calculation, i should be running at pace 5:03min/km for this and should staying in aerobic zone when looking at HR ( i have been using HR for a while. The point of Tempo run is to stay below Anaerobic zone right ?).
I did a tempo run this morning ie about 6k with intervals at that tempo pace (about 31min total), alternating between the 5min/km and easy pace at 5:30-40min/km. and it seems a bit too "easy" overall?? would that make sense ?
thanks for advice ! just want to make sure that training at that pace is useful and i am building towards doing a better time !