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Are you doing your tempo training? My latest @RunCompetitor column shows you how to pick up the tempo:

Are you doing your tempo training? My latest @RunCompetitor column shows you how to pick up the tempo:

The Long Run: Picking Up The Tempo By Scott Jurek Published 5 hours ago comments Tweet Share A tempo run is most easily described as a "comfortably hard" sustained effort. Photo: Scott Draper/Competitor Ultrarunning champion Scott Jurek explains how to push your threshold. The two most common things runners want are to get faster and to improve their body composition. One of the most important workouts to achieving both is the tempo, or threshold, workout. What is tempo pace? Tempo effort is associated with lactate threshold—the intensity at which working muscles are able to clear lactic acid at the rate it’s being produced. It is typically 85 to 90 percent of maximum effort and is often described as “comfortably hard.” Many people notice a very subtle burning in the muscles. How do you find your tempo pace? Tempo pace is your current 10K to 15K (or 10-mile) race pace or t...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2012/04/inside-the-magazine...

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