Well, nearly a week later and I’m feeling fully back in the swing. One of the few excuses I truly believe in giving into is illness. I came down with an upper respiratory infection last week and the consistent coughing and drainage headache made running too painful.
But today I was back to the track. I met some classmates this afternoon for a Fartlek run in the sun.
photo cred: reidjsphoto
- 3 lap warmup
- 1 minute steady:1 minute easy (20 minutes total)
- 3 lap cooldown
We managed to average about one lap per two minutes and so in total my distance was 4 miles today. I was surprised that my average pace was close to 8:00. I certainly don’t feel like I can keep that pace steadily right now but by allowing myself the one minute rest breaks, I was able to go a bit faster on the hard intervals.
Felt good, but I bet I’ll be sore tomorrow! In fact, I feel so good, I’ve picked out my next state: Arkansas!
Bring it on Little Rock Half – March 2, 2014.