Today I hand the reins of this blog over to one of my fellow ASICS Running Club members, the gentle and always smiling Dr Balbir S Gandhi.
When I saw photos on our Whatsapp group of a few of my (sweaty 😛 ) tribe members who had run together this morning, I badgered Balbir into writing about it for us.
The group did a tempo run in Nehru Park, at what they said was an easy pace, but knowing these guys – several of whom I ran with on Sunday – their idea of “gentle” is downright tough.
Here, before I hand over to Balbir, is an explanation of what a tempo run is:
A tempo run is a faster-paced workout also known as a lactate-threshold, LT, or threshold run. Tempo pace is often described as “comfortably hard.” Tempo running improves a crucial physiological variable for running success: our metabolic fitness.
(Thank you www.runnersworld.com/tag/tempo-run)
So now you know what the runners were doing, a “comfortably hard” run, this cruelly hot morning, let Balbir talk to you:
Couldn’t agree more, my friend : “Running is our source of energy, our road to self discovery” – exactly.