>Running 101>Sorry if a stupid question, but what exactly is a TEMPO?
Tempo run: I always thought of it as a run with a few miles in the middle at a faster "race goal" pace. So on a five-mile run, do one-mile slow, 3-miles at tempo pace (faster than slow, whatever that means), and then 1 mile slow.
Isnt that the poit of this forum - to ask all the "stupid" questions that you dont know the answers to?
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A tempo is the speed at which you play a piece of music. For example, 60 beats per minute.
Tempo run: I always thought of it as a run with a few miles in the middle at a faster "race goal" pace. So on a five-mile run, do one-mile slow, 3-miles at tempo pace (faster than slow, whatever that means), and then 1 mile slow. But what would I know - I cant even run these days.
What you are describing seems like a Fartlek to me. Or are these the same thing?
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When I've run fartleks in the past I will usually do 4-5 miles of alternating easy run with 20-30 seconds of haulin'-ass every few minutes.
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