THIS IS THE WEEK YOU START TO PICK UP THE MILEAGE a bit. Although it seems you are expected to run 10 minute miles ("run 35 min or 3.5 miles"), you can run slower miles but still cover the scheduled mile distance over a longer time period. Or just run the time regardless of the distance. Of course you can run it faster.
If you run a slower time/shorter distance on scheduled days in mid-week, the jump to the long run at the week's end will be a bit larger. That long run distance will gradually increase regardless of your pace because the goal of training is to be physically and mentally prepared to run the race distance on the day of the race. So you may decide it is "easier" to run the full distance, even if it takes more time than is on the plan. GOOD LUCK.
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