Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tempo Run

I've mentioned this before but a tempo run is my least favorite. Last night I went out for a run and 1/2 mile into it I decided to make it a tempo run.  My last tempo run was in January so I knew to keep the mileage/time low, not to mention that I'm lazy and don't want to work that hard.  I ran at a 7:35 pace for 1.4 miles and it felt great.  I love it when my focus is there and I can run with good form(or so I think its good form) and run fast.  Next week I'll increase the mileage some and keep working my way up to 3 miles. 


Do you do tempo runs?  Do you like them? How long or how many miles do you run?


On a side note, don't you just love what Google does with their header?  Last week was the best, with the PacMan game.

Happy Running!

9 comments:

Johann said...

You are brave. I'm no fan of any speed workouts. I do a 6.2km (3.8 mile) tempo type run once a week, but not during my trail season.

Katie A. said...

I am a fan of the tempo run! But, only beacause it usually means I get my runs done faster! Same for track workouts :)

Staci Dombroski said...

I am horrible at tempo runs! I think I complain the most while I am doing them. My running partner does not like doing them with me either. I feel your pain!

Croughwell said...

I dread speedwork days and tempo run days until I start running and then I have fun with it.

Sarah said...

I am not great about doing temp runs, but throw one in every once in a while. I usually do a 5K. Loved the pac man too. :)

Giorgio said...

Good work Christina! I think we need tempo run twice a month. The body sometimes needs different challenges.
Have a nice running weekend!

ajh said...

I always enjoy seeing what Google comes up with. And I absolutely hate tempo runs.

lindsay said...

i like tempos.... kind of. love 'em but hate 'em too. i'm still waiting for my tempo pace to feel more "natural" dang it! :)

Glenn Jones said...

I *love* tempo runs. By definition, a tempo run isas far as you can run in an hour (for most folks right around 10K). But I've done tempo *style* runs of up to 14 miles when training for a marathon.