Today was a tempo run. Personally, I think this is the hardest of the 3 core workouts in the FIRST training plan.
Anyhow, here’s what I did:
- 2 miles @ 9:21 (easy pace – 9:23 from the pace chart)
- 3 miles @ 7:41 (short tempo pace – 7:48 from the pace chart)
- 1 mile @ 9:21 (easy pace again)
Total Time: 51:21
Heart rate data:
- Avg HR: 159
- Max HR: 183
- Calories: 753
This was a hard work out for me, but I Was able to fight though the fatigue and make the tempo. So far, I am really very,very impressed with the accuracy of the pace charts that are used by the FIRST training program. They are based on my last 5K time (23:20) and seem to deliver just the right amount of stress and fatigue during the various training sessions. Also, I like the variety that the three core workouts provide. (Speed, Tempo, Distance).