Am I the only runner who doesn't really care to run 8, 7, 6 (etc) mile splits? Sure I don't want to run 12, 13, 14 (etc) mile splits...but I'm perfectly happy in the 9-11 range. I read a lot of running blogs (a lot) and it seems most of them talk about speed work and a bunch of other fancy training things I don't use.
I have no desire to be super speedy. Sure, I'd like to win a small race (5K, maybe 10K) in a small town. But even in our little hillbilly-ish race, I wouldn't have won. The fastest woman had a time of about 23 minutes. Phew! That's fast for 3.1 miles. I come in around 27 minutes at my fastest.
If you're a runner, do you do speed work? What other techniques do you use to train - and why? Do you, like me, have no desire to be Road Runner?