So I am working on a half marathon training plan with a doable goal pace, but it will be a healty PR for me. The plan that I am using has a chart for various paces at distances. It's the Nike 1/2 marathon training plan that can be found here. The pace chart is on page 8.
Given my current level of fitness using the half marathon goal pace, my mile and 5k times are a bit slow. The 10K pace, I am unsure about, but what gets me is the recovery pace. My typically recover pace is about 1 min per mile slower than what they are suggesting.
Is this a big deal? Should I just run at a pace that keeps me comfortably in "zone 2" heart rate? Or should I try to pick up my recovery pace?