The world's simplest tempo workout, via @CoachJenny:

Can you please explain what a tempo run is in a simple way? How can someone calculate a tempo pace? Thanks a lot. —Marco You're speaking my language, Marco! One, because you shouldn't need to an advanced degree to figure out your tempo workout. And two, pace is not necessarily the optimal way to run a tempo workout. What is a tempo run? Simply put, a tempo run is like an Oreo cookie—with the cookie part the warmup and cool-down (easy-paced running) and the filling (good stuff) running at a comfortably hard effort for a sustained period of time. What is the purpose of a tempo run? The goal is to run at a sustained effort to raise your red line, the pace at which you switch from burning mostly fat to precious stores of glycogen. This red line is also referred to as the anaerobic threshold. When you raise your red line, you are able to run faster while using fat as a primary ...

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