speed, recovery, tempo run???

ok im training, doing squats and all that good stuff for basketball and i plan on doing track, so basicly im training for streingth and speed.
now ive bin told about running a little bit to help recovery on your off days or a off day (temp run i think).

now i think a tempo run is somthing like running at 70 % with a short rest in between like 5,6 times or somthing…
is this right? will it help recovery? and is there a way to help recover and speed at the same time?

sry if this sounds like stupid questions :smiley:

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