I am working from home and decided to make the most of the early start here and beat the heat.
FARTLEK may sound funny but it can be quite raining – it can also be quite exhilarating too.
I ran 1K at a steady pace and then did a FARTLEK session for 20 minutes. I picked points of interest in front of me and then sprinted towards them as fast as I could. I then slowed to a steady pace and continued the process. I finished with a steady 1K at the end.
This was a fun run and I enjoyed the changes in tempo. I did have to walk after one sprint session though as I was very warm and needed a drink. I think the pollen count is very high today as I also noticed I was breathing quite heavily.
I am not ashamed to say (or show) that I arrived home a very hot and sweaty mess today – I am happy though as it’s just gone 9, I have been working for a bit and already completed 5K today. I wish I could do this more often!
As I mentioned the other day I am not going to get a chance to fit in any more runs now before Monday and the Hatfield Forest 10K is next Sunday. I have two runs scheduled so will have a normal training run on Monday and then do an easy run Wednesday just to keep my legs ticking over.
I have not completed full 10K yet but I know that I can do it – I simply need to focus on the finish line next weekend and I will be fine.
The switch to the New Balance trainers has been worthwhile as they do give more grip and padding on all surfaces. I think they’ll be fine when running through the forest.