Increasing Speed & EndurancePosted: August 16, 2011
Tempo workouts are a great way to change up your weekly exercise routine & they build up your speed/endurance!
What I love about Tempo runs is that they are basically “faster runs” with a little structure. I’ve noticed with Tempo runs that my 5ks are getting faster as the Tempo runs have been teaching my body to run faster before fatiguing.
Some of the Benefits:
- Helps push out your Lactate Threshold
- Your body becomes more effective in clearing out the lactate build up
- Increases your VO2Max
- Your body will make more Capillaries in the Muscle (more oxygenated blood getting to the muscle)
I slept in this morning :0
So I took this as an opportunity to relax have a cup of Green Tea read some blogs and check emails! This morning I also spent a good 1hr just stretching whilst watching TV. I still did my scheduled workout but just in the afternoon.
I warmed up with 45mins on the Stationary Bike at home then headed out and did 30mins of tempo running. When I got back I did another 45mins on the bike as a warm down. Overall it was a great workout. A good sleep does wonders….going to bed early tonight again!
Post Workout: Chocolate Milk, Instant Oats + Yogurt + Cinnamon
Some other eats from today 🙂
Breakfast: Spelt Maple & Almond Muesli, Strawberries, Yogurt + Apple slices
No point in putting up dinner. I had leftovers from last night.
Before Bed I snacked on a Mandarin, Dates & Semi Dried Figs
No sleeping in tomorrow morning!