You've Gotta Slow Down To Run Fast. Read Why
One of the most difficult things for runners is to go slow when we know we can go faster. We tend to think we are running “Junk Miles” instead of “Recovery Miles”. Foultips Running is an advocate for this concept and believes recovery is as key to your training as the tempos, Yasso 800s and any other type of speed work.
Some coaches rely on heart rate to set up the recovery runs, others set it up based on pace. Regardless of our method, we have to recover so we can do it again, thus avoiding injuries and burnout.
Check out this link from Runners World magazine. It is from an article published on January 2019 where it details what we preach.
Via heart rate or via pace, recovery runs should be easy runs