Re: Re: More tempos?

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Assuming the target is TCM or fall thon (without reading your entire blog)?  Assuming that I'd say 2 tempos a week is too much.  Once you get a long run, Tempo, and one other quality day enough is enough. 

When training for 5K-10K I'd often run a 5 x 1200 or 5 x 1300 Interval workout as part of a double run day and then follow the next day with a long tempo run.  It worked great and gave me more recovery time before the weekend if need be.  I think I ran better that season than any other and the only added workout was the long tempo (30+ mins). 

I've never even thought about doing 2 tempo runs the same week….interesting though.  I think with my workout load that would be too much.