>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?
BTW - I believe there are no stupid questions, just stupid timing.
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?
The Logic of Long Distance
Princess Cancer Pants
• Return to kicking my own ass by 2018
She was not strong. She was valiant. Radiant. Brave and broken. The beauty she discovered in the aftermath was unparalleled to anything she had known before, because it had come at such a cost.
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.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.