Today I decided to learn some lessons from last weeks’ bad attempt. The plan was 6 miles fartlek, so I decided (after listening to them talking about intervals on marathon talk, see I told you I go on about it a lot) to have some 3 minute intervals in the middle. I warmed up nice and slowly for 2 miles (actually it was just over 2 miles in 21 minutes), then I did 3 minutes of faster running (hard work, but not flat out as I had to maintain it for that long), then a minute of jogging to recover. I repeated the intervals 5 times, and then did another mile and a bit to cool down. Altogether I managed just under 6 miles in 57 minutes, so not a bad average time either.
I was well hydrated, I did not have an apple, and I visited the bathroom before I went out, and I felt good during the run. I feel the need for some foam rolling now though!
I had to have a very lukewarm shower (that turned cold) as I had forgotten to put on the hot water. Oops. But I had some yummy chickpea stew to warm me up after 🙂 Love those freezer meals!
On another note, thanks to all the comments on the post yesterday. I really enjoyed Born to Run and I hope other people will do. It is quite cheap here on amazon too.