essence, Pierce runs each of his three work-outs at a specific target pace and distance. One is a long run, one is a tempo run and one is a speed session. “I run at a higher intensity than some recommend, but I have found that this programme has worked
called "tempo runs" or "tempo training."Variety ProgrammeHowever, one session alone does not make for a successful training programme. If you practise only tempo sessions to build-up your lactate potential, you risk falling into a rut of diminishing
in August with individualised schedules that Pierce calculated from the lab testing and a questionnaire. Each participant ran just three days a week, doing one long run, one tempo run and one speed session. They trained on their own, in their own
steadily from one emphasis to another: easy runs to repetition sessions to interval training to tempo training. But he realises that many runners don’t plan far enough ahead to follow long-term training programmes, so in Daniels’ Running Formula he has
, enjoyable (and effective) way to run. It’s worth a try, isn’t it? Amby Burfoot is Editor of Runner's World US.
Like so many of the other firsts in my life – first school, first kiss, first child – I remember my first “runner’s high” as if it were yesterday. It came on a perfect October afternoon while I was running near a cider mill near my childhood home. A
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