Originally Posted by handcycle2005
Tempo should not be comfortable, more just over the border of comfortable/uncomfortable so you did it right.
You might want to cut the tempo back to 20-25 min. Your planned 10K pace is very close to your tempo pace and a 3 mile run is a bit long.
Thanks HC, I'll keep the time in mind. If I had completed the tempo a the prescibed pace it would have been just under 27 minutes.
BTW, "comfortable hard" for me is when I have to start making deals with myself to finish the last 1/4 of the run on pace. "Ok Pam, just make it to the next gate", "Now that wasn't so hard, now let's make it to that telephone pole". "Well done, and now the end is in sight and you can stop when you get there!" A comfortable run means I still had another mile or 2 left in the tank.