on January 21, 2021 • Grace
I include a tempo run most weeks in my program so If any of you are new to tempo running and would like to know a little more about the benefits read on…
Tempo runs help push out your lactate threshold (that disgusting burn you feel in your legs when you push yourself). Tempo workouts teach your body to clear out the lactate buildup delaying or preventing that fatigue-causing burn a little quicker.
Tempo runs also help increase your VO2Max (your body’s ability to take in oxygen and use it to make energy in the muscle). Tempo runs are really great as they actually signal your body to make more capillaries in the muscle. More capillaries means more oxygenated blood getting to the muscle and hence increase your VO2Max.
The distance of tempo runs can vary, but 4-8 miles is a good range. Shorter distances are acceptable for now and in this program, we will be building up to 4 miles.