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When do Tempo Runs come into play? (Read 241 times)

    Another Question..... so My training plan has me doing a 2 mile run with an option to cross train on Wednesdays. I like the run Idea better, as I am a believer that you will HTFU alot faster if you just run a little more. I am around 15 miles a week, and wonder if it is too soon for a Tempo Pace to be thrown in for the 2 miles? Mind you that My tempo pace is a mere 10:20 minute mile.... I am in Week 4 of the training plan. Thanks for any advice~ Smile

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      RunCheffyRun, I think that if the plan gives you a option to cross train that it is intended to be a recovery day, so you don't want to do a tempo run on that day. My suggestion would be to build up to 22-24 miles a week before thinking about tempo runs. In the meantime do a few fartleks, run tempo pace for 30-45 seconds 3 or 4 times during a run once a week. It's too soon to be concerned about speed. Trust the plan or find another because too much too soon will probably get you injuried.

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        RunCheffyRun, I think that if the plan gives you a option to cross train that it is intended to be a recovery day, so you don't want to do a tempo run on that day. My suggestion would be to build up to 22-24 miles a week before thinking about tempo runs. In the meantime do a few fartleks, run tempo pace for 30-45 seconds 3 or 4 times during a run once a week. It's too soon to be concerned about speed. Trust the plan or find another because too much too soon will probably get you injuried.
        Ditto

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          RunCheffyRun, I think that if the plan gives you a option to cross train that it is intended to be a recovery day, so you don't want to do a tempo run on that day. My suggestion would be to build up to 22-24 miles a week before thinking about tempo runs. In the meantime do a few fartleks, run tempo pace for 30-45 seconds 3 or 4 times during a run once a week. It's too soon to be concerned about speed. Trust the plan or find another because too much too soon will probably get you injuried.
          Double ditto, and I'll add once you get up to your 22-24 miles, run 2-3 weeks at that mileage first before adding the tempo runs. Let your body acclimate to the mileage. Also don't forget warm up and cool down when doing the tempos (10-15 minutes easy / recovery pace).

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