You shouldn't run as fast in training as you plan to on race day. Not that you magically run faster race day. You will not run faster on race day if your training is structured in a means that isn't geared towards time and doesn't have appropriate easy paces. 1 Reply Share. Obviously you have not bought into the idea that long runs should be run anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds or more slower than your planned race pace. Yes, you probably can float through a workout at race pace for up to a dozen or so miles. But as the mileage continues upward, suddenly you have begun to convert a workout into a race.. "/>Do you run faster on race day