Hill farts

The urge to run up hills, like the urge to tidy up, is something that comes over me very, very rarely and is therefore to be grasped firmly with both hands.

So instead of a token mile around the block (training plan rest day meets Janathon), I ended up doing a four mile fartlek with eleven mini uphill efforts*, of which four were at 8:45 min/mile pace and the remaining seven were at 7:15 min/mile pace.

*38 seconds (or 60 left foot falls) apiece.  I like to count.


About abradypus

A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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20 Responses to Hill farts

  1. Oooo … Sounds harsh! Well done!

  2. henniemavis says:

    “Hill farts” = runner science meets juvenile fun. Love it!

  3. JovialGnome says:

    If you were any more on fire than you are at the moment you’d have to run with an extinguisher! 🙂

  4. cmmercer says:

    great pace!! bit naughty on a rest day though 🙂

  5. plustenner says:

    wow!! super speedy.. well done x

  6. ‘Hill farts’!! *snigger*

  7. Mega quick hill reps on a rest day? I think you’re still jet lagged. Go lie down until it passes.

  8. Katrina says:

    Only in my dreams could I do a 7:15 minute/mile!!! Go Aspeedypus!

    • abradypus says:

      I did mention that the fast bits were for 38 seconds? Which is from here to the lamppost. If I ever run a full mile at that pace I shall collapse in shock.

  9. runningthomas says:

    “Four mile fartlek with eleven mini uphill efforts” sounds like a Marks and Spencers pre-made party buffet. “Have you tried the Four Mile Fartlek Tarquil?” “No Ethel, but these little Mini Uphill Efforts are simply delicious!”

  10. Struggling to understand the urge to do hills. Impressive stuff!

  11. ewoodeson says:

    Was the change is speed due to farting though?! *snorts with laughter* Awesome effort.

  12. carahendry says:

    I’m very impressed!

  13. zoecakes says:

    Speedwork uphill – impressive stuff!

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