27 Feb '17, 6am

Four Tempo #Workouts for #Runners | via @runnersworld

Four Tempo #Workouts for #Runners | via @runnersworld

The purpose of a tempo workout is to run at a sustained effort to build "speed endurance"—that is, the ability to hold a challenging pace over a longer period of time. Here are four fun tempo workouts geared to raising the roof on your threshold. I refer to the intensity of the workout via color, using yellow, orange, and red zones to denote easy, moderately challenging, and hard. Tempo effort is best described as comfortably hard: It’s somewhere between the top of your orange zone and bottom of your red zone. High-Five Tempo Workout This is a great workout for those who are new to running tempos because it breaks the tempo portion down into shorter segments. But don’t let that fool you—this is a challenging workout. Warm up by walking for three minutes. Run at an easy, yellow-zone effort for five minutes. Repeat four times: Run at tempo effort for five minutes, followed b...

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