The Tempo Run is a great way to develop strength and endurance needed to be successful racing. The hardest part of a middle distance race is the third quarter. It is where you get tired and loose your focus. Tempo runs help you through the toughest part of the grind. Don’t miss them.
Tuesday: 1-mile warm up, 20-minute tempo run, 1-mile cool down.
To determine your tempo run pace, add a half-minute to your present mile pace for a 5K. For example: if you currently run 19 minutes for a 5K, that’s 6:10 pace. Add 30 seconds and your tempo run pace is 6:40-per-mile.