Tempo runs are not at all taxing on the neural system and don’t have anything to do with increasing power, speed, or acceleration. They do however help increase/maintain fitness therefore it is a GS activity, when speaking of recovery, I’m not speaking of recovery from overall fatigue, just helping the neural system recover and since tempo runs aren’t neural they will help the neural system recover while still allowing the athlete to workout.
Thanks Brian. I totally agree that they are not taxing on the neural system if not done too fast and with too high volumes. But still don’t think that it helps to recover or has therapeutic value. Maintain/increase fitness for sure.