I REALLY REALLY REALLY (really really really) want to PR my upcoming 5k. Basically anything under 26min. My plan is go just go all out. Run like I’m going to die and then keep running. So I figure I’m going to have to practice faster running. Today I attempted fartleks with much success.
My Nike+ watch has a feature where I can tap the screen and it makes a lap. I used this feature to time myself with my fartleks.
The plan today was 4miles. I ran the first mile regular, then sporadically ran the middle 2miles, and ran the last mile regular again. Here are my mile splits:
Mile 1: 9:11
Mile 2: 8:51
Mile 3: 8:39
Mile 4: 9:05
I rested for about 30secs between each fartlek. Comparing the first few intervals to the last ones, I did get faster:
0.29mi- 7:51pace (yay!)
This was my first attempt at it and I felt AWESOME after. It was so great. Better than just straight running for 4 miles. Fartleks and some speed work will be in my future training.
Juneathon day 24: crunches and push-ups
Juneathon day 25: 4miles. 36:21