By Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopedic Surgeon | Active.com
If you've been training for any period of time you probably have tempo runs, or fartlek runs, in your training calendar. But you might not know is why fartlek workouts are important, and what they actually do to benefit your run pace.
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Dr. Vonda Wright
Dr. Vonda Wright, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon, author, researcher and runner. Her goal is to keep you on the road and out of the doctors' office with the best advice to Fortify your body with injury prevention, Achieve great racing with Total Body Cross Training for Runners and Revive you for race recovery. Dr. Wright wants to see "How F.A.R. can you go?!" Download her 26.2 Chapter ebook, "Run F.A.R." at VondaWright.com and via Twitter @DrVondaWright.
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