It has been a crazy week and a kinda blah week thus far in terms of running. I tried to go to bed early every night, but the insane amount of paperwork makes it a challenge to shut my eyes before 1 a.m. I feel lethargic. Before my day is over, I feel like I can just sleep and fade into never never land for a long long time and have no idea where time has went. I feel like I can be Sleeping Beauty (maybe Sleeping Not-So-Beauty).
I did a fartlek session on the treadmill today. I am still new to the fartlek stuff - I mean, see, I don't even know what or how to describe it. Anyway, I ran really really fast and then, slowed down a little. I did 2 miles, with the slow being a 10:30 min/mile pace and the fast being a high 7:00 min/mile pace at 0.25mile intervals. I felt like Energizer hamster on the rolling, spinning wheel thing. I probably haven't moved my legs that fast ever and at a certain point in time, was kinda happy I was doing that.
It wasn't easy. I was sweaty. I was panting. I was done.
I was going for 3 miles but I just ran out of steam.
So here are a few fartlek questions for you - the more experience runners. Please enlighten me.
1. When doing fartleks, do you try to have negative splits too? Or do you stick to a certain fast pace and a certain slower pace throughout the entire session?
2. What is the most efficient, effective way to get the MOSTEST out of any fartlek training? (in terms of mileage, time, pace).
Thanks, in advance. Have a good Friday eve.