Tuesday is a tough day on our schedule. We are introducing tempo runs this week. They are a great way to callous yourself for racing and they are a great way to build your middle part of the race, where many runners slow down.
The key to tempo running is this: Do what is asked. You are to run a 20 minute run at pace that is 30 seconds per mile over your normal 5k racing pace at this time. So, if you race at six minutes a mile, tempo pace is 6:30 a mile. As you get fitter, these workouts really help prepare you for the current season.
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Tuesday, warm up, 20 minute tempo run on track, run pace at 30 seconds per mile above ourcurrent 5k racing pace, so if you run 6 minute pace today for 5k race, run tempo at 6:30 pace, and stay focused. Jog 800 meters, and finish with 4 times 200 meters, easy jog in between, cooldown.
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Monday, warm up, 50 minute easy run, 8 x 150 meter stride outs, cooldown
Tuesday, warm up, 20 minute tempo run on track, run pace at 30 seconds per mile above our
current 5k racing pace, so if you run 6 minute pace today for 5k race, run tempo at 6:30 pace, and stay
focused. Jog 800 meters, and finish with 4 times 200 meters, easy jog in between, cooldown
Wednesday, warm up, easy 45-55 minute minute run, four times 150 meter stride outs, cooldown, easy
Thursday, warm up, warm up, early season race, jog 20 minutes, finish up with 8 times 40 seconds hard,
jog two minutes in between, then, easy 2 mile cooldown.
Friday, warm up, easy 45-50 minute run with four 150 meter stride outs, then cooldown
Saturday, warm up, early season cross country race, cooldown finish up with , 4×150 meters,
Sunday, warm up, 75-80 minutes, in hills, cooldown