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Hate #tempo runs? Try this option,

When you run a Minutes workout, it's important to remember that the "off" minute isn't a slow jog but is run at your normal easy run pace. If you run too slowly on the "off" minute, you'll end up running too fast on the "on" minute and change the session from a stamina workout to a speed workout. Over time, you'll notice the pace stays pretty fast throughout with less variation between "on" and "off" minutes. That's when you know you have it dialed in. Always do a large volume of Minutes in order to keep the pace under control. I may start with 10 times 1 minute, but I must soon increase to 20-30 times 1 minute; otherwise, I'll get carried away. Big volumes of Minutes are the only way to keep speedsters from going too fast. Use Minutes as a great first workout in a training plan. It helps you regain your sense of effort and pace and gives you a quick boost of fitness witho...

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