Tempo training is one aspect of training that becomes extremely important not only for the competitive athlete looking to win a race or qualify for a championship, it is also important when you are looking to PR your next race or have an Epic race season.
Tempo sessions are simple, you set yourself at a designated pace, speed, power, etc for a specific duration of time.
So how do you determine the pace, power, speed? Its simple! Its the pace, power, speed that you are looking to achieve in a race situation that will allow you to reach your goal. For instance, if you are looking for a Kona spot and you see that last years athletes in the top 5 put in a bike split equivalent to 250 watts average or 23 mph, that is you goal pace or slightly above.
Then you schedule your training intervals around that goal pace, wattage, etc.
It’s that simple. If you want to be able to achieve a certain pace, wattage, time. You have to train at or above that number at least one session per week.
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