Week 8

Running Room Training Tips

Week 8: Threshold or Tempo Sessions

During tempo sessions are run at a steady pace, just hovering over your lactate threshold. About 85% of your maximum heart rate if you are wearing a monitor. If you are not wearing a monitor, it is the point at which speaking would become difficult. Do not be discouraged by these hard effort runs. Take a short break to get your breathing under control. These sessions increase your lactate tolerance, your capacity to exercise with high levels of lactate in your blood. These sessions also improve your ability to run faster with the same energy.

Tempo training uses carbohydrates for energy rather than fat, we burn more calories with the higher intensity. You improve your ability to run under stress, build confidence and running economy. Tempo runs are an essential part of your running program. Try them with a buddy or in a group environment for some added fun. The Seawall provides the perfect venue to these runs!

BMO Vancouver Marathon

Presented by John Stanton, the founder of Running Room.

Marathon

Sun

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Total

19
LSD
Run/Walk
Off 6
Tempo
5
4 Hills
8
Steady Run
Off 6
Steady Run
44

Pace Schedule

Long Run (LSD)

Steady Run

Tempo Hills

Speed

Race

Race (Walk-Adjusted)

To Complete

8:37-9:37 8:37 7:48 6:51 7:49 7:36

All distances in KMs. Run-Walk Interval = 10 min. to 1min. Hills are a distance of 600m.

Half Marathon

Sun

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Total

10
LSD
Run/Walk
Off 4
Steady Run
2.5
3 Hills
5
Steady Run
Off 3
Steady Run
24.5

Pace Schedule

Long Run (LSD)

Steady Run

Tempo Hills

Speed

Race

Race (Walk-Adjusted)

To Complete

9:29-10:33 9:29 8:37 7:36 8:32 8:21

All distances in KMs. Run-Walk Interval = 10 min. to 1min. Hills are a distance of 400m.

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