...if you know what I mean.
Anyway, having completed my latest Half Marathon, I'm setting my sights anew, and learning from the mistakes I made in training last time around and resolving to try some new training methods. One of the things I'm keen to do is longer tempo runs.
Now, I'm aware of the principle is that longer tempo runs = slower pace. I was planning on trying hour long tempo runs once a week (or at least 45 mins or so) and my question is by how much do I need to slow?
I was reckoning that for 45 minutes or so Half Marathon pace (currently about 7:00/mile) might do the trick, however I'm unsure as to if this would be too fast or not. Moreso, I'm unsure as to whether longer tempo runs will be more beneficial or not.
Input from the forums would be appreciated. Should I try longer tempo runs? If so, how much slower/what pace?