Tempo runs are beneficial for virtually every runner—from milers to marathoners, tempos are nearly ubiquitous.
We also ran them during the base phase for indoor and outdoor track even though I was focusing on the 3km and 5km distances .
A pace that s faster than moderate but not exactly hard.
As University of Colorado at Boulder, head cross country coach Mark Wetmore said:
Distance runners are experts at pain, discomfort, and fear.
Follow a few principles and you ll run faster, for longer, in no time:
Run a consistent long run every week
Focus on aerobic workouts like tempo runs
Gradually run higher mileage but increase that volume strategically and carefully!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Tempo Runs Strength Running
Jason Fitzgerald is a 2:39 marathoner and USATF-certified running coach at Strength Running.