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What is a tempo run?

What is a tempo run?

In my last blog post, I wrote about What is an Easy Run? I've started doing the easy runs and you can read more about it in a different post. But for just now, I am turning my attention to what would pace would a tempo run mean for me.

But First, What is a Tempo Run?

m turning my attention to what would a tempo run mean for me. So What is a Tempo Run?

What is an easy run?

What is an easy run?

Ever looked at training plans and seen the term 'easy' run and then think to yourself, 'what? none of my runs are easy!'

During and after a lot of my runs I feel like I'm exhausted and just simply couldn't run any more than I did, or this is just not getting any easier! 

So what is an easy run?

I finished my first half marathon! Lumps an' all!

I finished my first half marathon! Lumps an' all!

From the moment we arrived, it was chaos!

The car park was packed, and as predicted, the queue for only three toilets was already never-ending. All this was really not helping with my pre-first-half-marathon nerves.

Chicken, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

Chicken, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry

This week we found a recipe over on the BBC Good Food website which was a mild Chicken Curry. And we made a little video!
Am I ready for my first Half Marathon?

Am I ready for my first Half Marathon?

In a few days time, I will be attempting to complete my first half marathon, and the nerves are starting to set in now. But what am I getting myself so worked up about?
Pasta for Carb Loading

How do you Carb Load?

We were watching a fitness related programme on television (How to Get Fit Fast - Channel 4 in the UK) recently and the subject of carb loading cam...
Couch to 5km: Plans and Apps to get you started

Couch to 5km: Plans and Apps to get you started

You keep telling yourself you want to be more active. You want to start walking more. You want to start running. You want to get up off that comfortable couch of yours.

But where do you start? Why not try a Couch to 5k plan.

Change up that running routine and keep motivated!

Change up that running routine and keep motivated!

Ever get the feeling that it's just another same old run?

Same route, same time and losing focus or motivation?

Then it may be time to ruffle things up and add a little change to boost the desire to get out there and keep on going.

When injury stops you in your stride

When injury stops you in your stride

I felt a little niggle over my knee half-way through my run on Sunday last week, but it eased off. Then it was pretty sore in the few hours after ...
Winter Virtual Running

Winter Virtual Running

As a virtual runner and still getting those miles in during winter, what I wear changes to try and help keep me warm! But what about the other little things that I should be thinking about?
Are 100 mile challenges just full of junk miles?

Are 100 mile challenges just full of junk miles?

Out on a run recently and I heard the term 'junk miles' being mentioned. I was kinda taken aback, to be honest. I had never heard of the term but felt that the miles I was doing meant nothing! 
What is Jeffing? Is it okay to run / walk?

What is Jeffing? Is it okay to run / walk?

There are many opinions to run / walk methods, also known as jeffing, for races such as 5k, 10k and beyond. 

I've heard many opinions, plenty negative but