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Ask five runners what the definition of a tempo run is and you’ll probably get five different answers.

Let’s clear up all the misconceptions and find out how to get the best out of your tempo runs.

And to do that, we’ll have to go all the way to Norway.

Welcome to the Planted Runner.  I’m Coach Claire Bartholic and my mission is to help you improve your running, your mindset, and your life with science-backed training and plant-based nutrition.

Today  I’m going to explore the tempo run and simplify threshold training.  You’ll learn

  • The common myths and errors people make when talking about tempos
  • How to know when you are in what zone and why, and
  • Why running too fast, even just a little, can cause you to completely miss the point.

And what does Norway have to do with all of this?  I’ll explain that too.

Don’t forget to listen all the way to the end for another Mental Strength Minute.  Fortify your mind in 60 seconds or less.


This episode is brought to you by the PR Team.  The PR Team is a small group of runners, just like you, who are working with me and each other to stay consistent, stay accountable, and work towards becoming better runners every day.  Not to mention, it’s really fun.  I talk more about the team in the episode, but if you are ready to learn more right now, click here.

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So clear, informative, positive, well produced, and just overall a great listen. Fully recommended.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐Great info for runners of all abilities!

I started listening to The Planted Runner in October and I just can’t get enough. You will find simple, straightforward advice as well as interesting interviews with a variety of athletes. The focus is not on a plant based diet. The focus is being the best version of yourself!!

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I found this podcast when the host was interviewed on a different podcast and love the content! I listen on my runs and get inspiration for all kinds of running related material. Very happy that I stumbled upon it and can’t wait to read the book

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