Since last week's topic was interval training, I want to cover another type of faster running, the tempo run.
First of all, it's important to remember that incorporating faster running into a routine is not just for competitive runners. Doing different types of running (like changing speeds) will keep you from getting into a rut. If you do the same kind of running every time, it's likely you'll get bored with it, and your body will get bored with it, too.
Tempo runs are one of the easiest kinds of faster running to do, but many people don't really know how to do it. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: The tempo run