Tempo Run: A secret ingredient in a Half or a Full Marathon training plan.
You want to go FAST? Go Tempo!
By including these workouts in your training plan, you’ll gain both Speed and Strength overtime. Tempo Runs have an excellent training effect and should be included in any Half or Full Marathon training plan.
If you cannot sustain a FAST pace for a long period of time then start with 15-20 minutes of Tempo Run and progressively increase the mileage as and when you know you can go longer.
Tempo Runs are not Hard Runs, these are FUN! So, keep calm and stay relaxed, and with the right training you’ll be mentally ready to finish a successful Tempo run.
Here’s the journey on how I got from Goal setting to go-getting in the 15th edition of Tata Mumbai Marathon.
✓ Improve on my previous best Marathon timing of 03:53:06
✘ Go for a sub 03:40:00 Marathon (missed this one by 3 minutes and 43 seconds)
Completed 73 out of 76 planned sessions and skipped 3 Long Distance runs.
Training Plan – TMM 2018
Race Day Results
42.2 kms in 03:43:43
Although I missed a Goal this year, I achieved another.
For me it’s not just about achieving goals – that is something I can always try again and again. More important to me is – to be better than I was yesterday.
A failed goal is success in progress.
It feels good when you Run Hard and Finish Strong. I finished the Tata Mumbai Marathon 18′ in 03:43:43 beating my previous best by 9 minutes and 23 seconds.
Now it’s time to recover, celebrate and plan for the next year.
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