Sorry if a stupid question, but what exactly is a TEMPO? (Read 1513 times)

The Floor Walker

    This is a great thread. I'm glad people are discussing what a Tempo Run actually is. I think there are a lot of different definitions of a Tempo Run within running community and makes things very confusing for people entering the sport. The most simple definition that I use is from Jack Daniel's: "Daniels stresses that the effort associated with a tempo run should be 'comfortably hard' —one that could be maintained for an hour in a race." One of the best articles I've read on this subject is from the Running Times linked here.

    I've got a fever...

      Good definition, and good article. Whenever I see Coach Daniels cited, makes me want to change my name to Jim Beam or Johnny Walker. Tongue

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