Tag Archives: fartlek

No run, couldn’t be bothered

“Fartlek: 45 minutes overall, dropping in 10 x 60 sec sprints up to a 100% effort ideally on shallow inclines” I used to fall for it. Fartlek.  Speed play.  Fun. Dropping in.  Occasional.  Casual. I don’t any more.  A 10 … Continue reading

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A wolf in sheep’s clothing

“FARTLEK: 60 mins. Easy pace overall but I want you to run 10 x 2 minute blocks at screaming all out pace. Drop in where you wish, but end with 2 in the final 10 mins.” Fartlek.  Speed play. Easy pace … Continue reading

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An unexpected pleasure

Tonight’s run was fabulous. I wasn’t expecting it to be. The weather had been revolting all day, I’m tired and ever-so-slightly spikey* and I ran** 33 miles on Sunday. So I was all prepared to feel as though I was … Continue reading

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Virtue is its own reward

Monday: rest and rolling Tuesday: rest and lunges Wednesday: rest and rolling Hmmmm.  Needless to say, three consecutive days of rest were *not* exactly what my training plan called for, and the week was going to hell in a handcart … Continue reading

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In a change to the scheduled programme…

…I replaced my planned 45 minute recovery run with a 75 minute fartlek.  However, before you get any mad ideas about this signalling a newfound love of running and a desire to push myself more than usual, let me set … Continue reading

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A friend filled fartlek and a frustratingly foolish fall

Today marks the end of my recovery from Cardiff, and my training plan called for an easy 45 minute run.  Fortunately, I was saved from the tedium of (yet) another looping run around the block by the inspired suggestion from … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fart(lek)ing into the wind

There are days when running is easy; when it’s a joy; when you feel like a running goddess. And then there are days like today. When it feels like you’re running through treacle; when hanging onto the back of the … Continue reading

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An effortless fartlek

Okay.  57 mins of running, of which 7 mins (well, 6 mins 30 sec) was effort.  Is it just me, or does that ratio seem a little low? I got a little bored and started to put in mini efforts … Continue reading

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Of pride and falls

After three weeks of going to running club, doing my long runs and basically sticking to my training plan, I thought I had the whole motivation thing licked. Silly me. I should have known better. For tonight, running club was … Continue reading

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