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|Subject: ||RE: no interval work success?|
Sorry, didn't mean to hit post message yet.
The advantage to replacing intervals with tempo runs is that you reduce the risk of injuries with young athletes or the injury prone (me). But you can't forget that you are overlooking certain energy systems that are used during races. Therefore, the tempos should be done over hills if possible, the up and down, up and down motion will somewhat imitate the sprint, jog, sprint, recover format of intervals. The most important thing is to avoid overusing the same pace day after day after day and creating fatigue. Take easy high mileage days, easy low mileage days, fast low mileage days and fast high mileage days. Do hills and flat and keep it varied so the athlete doesn't fatigue any one system in excess while still working the full range.
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