Training – Tempo Runs
Yes, you read that correctly … I said Tempo Runs!! I know … crazy. But Tuesdays are interesting days in that I work out in the morning on my regular schedule, and then I work out with the MUSC Half Marathon and Marathon Training Club. So I end up with two running workouts on Tuesdays. I know that it sounds like a lot, but the tempo runs have really helped me improve my time … I think.
In the morning, I started out with a 55 minute tempo run. Since I walked to the gym, I did not warm up but started right into my run. After the 55 minutes was over, I did walk for 5 minutes and walked home.
In the evening, I did a slow jog for 12 minutes. Then I walked for 4 minutes. I then ran, at a pace that is about 20 seconds faster than my planned half marathon pace for 20 minutes. I walked for 4 minutes, and did a slow jog for 12 minutes.
It’s a good solid workout, and something that I will continue to do until 2 weeks before the half marathon the beginning of December. I will pick it up again the week after the half, and then continue to do it again until the full marathon in mid-January.