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.
The most challenging and one of my favorite is a faster-paced Run at a hard but comfortable pace, also known as Tempo Run.
A layman’s definition of lactate threshold is a point at which your body starts feeling over-tired and/or you are low on energy.
By training at a higher intensity (at a faster-constant pace through out your run), you will be able to increase your tolerance limits and extend your threshold gradually.
As a result, you will be able to run faster for a longer period before fatigue sets in.
My Tempo Run sessions last for about 30-60 minutes, at least once every two weeks. It includes pre-run warm ups and post-run stretches.
IM me if you would like to know your current Threshold Limits✌🏼 ..
Happy “Tempo” Running ☺️