3 of the Harrisburg PAX left the Warrior One PAX in the dark and set out to try something new. New? Yep, the PAX set off for a Tempo Run. If you aren’t familiar with Tempo Runs, check out this article from Runner’s World.
WARM-UP (mosey/comfortable run):
Start at Main/Kee
Right on 49
Left on Sims (entering Harrisburg park)
Once PAX hit the track, run the full loop at tempo pace
The cycle: 3 minutes tempo pace followed by 60 second jog/mosey, repeato
Complete 5 cycles
What is a tempo pace? “Comfortably hard” On a scale of 1-10, tempo pace is an 8. In comparison, a 5 would be comfortable and a 10 is race pace. “Talk Test”?… the PAX should not be able to carry on a conversation.
COOL-DOWN (mosey/comfortable run):
Reverse route back to launch point
- Warrior One definitely out numbered the Road Warriors this AM. Regardless, glad to see a good turn out for Warrior Wednesday.
- Watch said 5.5 miles – nice work!
- If you haven’t noticed, YHC likes variety when it comes to a run. YHC was introduced to Tempo Runs a few years ago and thought it was something to try with the PAX. It seemed to work well so expect to see it again.
- Bring in your items for the Harrisburg Food Pantry, GATE Pregnancy Resource Center. Baby wipes, diapers, formula. See Solo Cup and Schedule C.