Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Stressbuster Fartleks

Another arduous morning of testing almost made me miss my run...but with an afternoon of testing ahead - I HAD to get out there...so made it a speedy me day.

When my usual speedwork path proved to be littered with ice swaths (see below) - I hit the residential for some fartleks.
Candidate for awkward shadow of the year....
but each of those stripes o f"Wet" was actually ice.
Not great for speed.
 So I moseyed my modified southwood loop in reverse.  Picking objects to race toward as I went.   I wish I'd had my garmin today to know what my pace on each was...but I was pushing hard... I MUST have been pushing super hard on the speed sections because I would nearly collapse when it was over and end up walk/jogging (You know what I mean - the attempt to jog that awkwardly ends in walking) to recover. That slowed my overall pace.




Exhausting!

Oh and a funny thing happened after the run - I checked my Fitbit to see how many steps that had worked out to...and the Smiley guy was sporting a black eye.  I so wish I could have snapped it before the screen changed...and now I can't find a pic online.  I found it hilarious.  Guess I did really push it :P

2 comments:

  1. I find hill training also helps relieve work stress :) way to work it girl! I had an icy run this morning but the rain washed it all away. Thanks for the super cute Goofy Medals they arrived safely Friday :)

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  2. That's a nice area to run in. I was dodging flat puddles in the crosswalks. You know.

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