Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Fartleks

I love running fartleks almost as much as I like saying the word.  Fartlek.  It feels like something you shouldn't say.  Something a 12 year old boy would love to shout.  Today's run was 5 miles with 4x 3/2/1.  My coach outlines the 3/2/1 as 3 min hard, 2 harder and 1 hardest with 1 min easy for recovery.  To be honest, I felt a bit nauseous during the second set.  I ended up doing the full 5 miles, but only 3 reps.  I can live with that.  Overall, the workout went really well.  I held myself back on each rep and felt really strong.  I recovered quickly and was able to press for the next fartlek. 

When I got home, I downed some sports drink and chocolate millk.  Then the beloved ice bath.  Although the workout went well and wasn't that long and hard, this week every run gets one.  It is marathon week after all.  I won't take chances with recovery!  Only 4 days to go!


8:23, 8:15, 7:12 (All Downhill)
8:34, 8:27, 7:33
8:37, 9:09, 8:41 (All Uphill)

1 comment:

ERG said...

Great spilts J! You are going to do GREAT :))

Enjoy some chocolate milk for me too. 4 days!?! So soon!