Second Fartlek workout of my entire life was a success Tuesday morning. It turns out I really like fartleks. Turns out I really like structured workouts too because it makes the time fly by. Rather than thinking I have X amount of miles left to do I am just thinking about the next interval or break etc.
20 minutes warm-up at a 7:40 pace
8 x 1 minute fartleks (at 5k effort) and in between each fartlek I had a 1 minute recovery at a 7:40 pace.
20 minutes cool-down at a 7:40 pace.
8 miles total.
The great news is that I still felt strong during the last fartlek and just two weeks ago when I did the same workout I remember wanting to chop my legs off during the 5th one. Always good news when you don’t want to curl up in a ball on the side of the road during your workout.
Yesterday my oldest brother took all of the fam to Lagoon (Utah’s amusement park).
My sister and I were assigned to the older kids so that meant we went on practically 30 roller coasters in a row with them.
This was taken at the beginning of our first roller coaster. I will not show you what we looked like by the end. The older I get, the more sick I get on roller coasters.
And what the girls looked like on ride #21:
Then it was time for all of the kiddie rides with the Brookster. She could have stayed on this merry-go-round the entire day.
We had an incredibly healthy lunch of pb and j, carrots and cookies.
And a dinner of champions. Don’t you love how amusement parks charge you an arm and a leg for food? At least I got some of my favorite Utah Jello.
Brooks is putting on an awesome Instagram challenge called ‘Run in the Sun.’ All you have to do is take a picture of your ‘run in the sun’ for a chance to be re-grammed by Brooks. Just tag your photo with #runhappy and mention ‘run in the sun’ for a chance to be featured on the @BrooksRunning Instagram. Brooks will pick one lucky winner every Friday this month!
(PS by posting a photo with the above-mentioned hashtag and phrase, you give Brooks Running permission to re-gram your photo).
GOOD LUCK!!! Can’t wait to se your photos of running in the sun!
PPS while you are at it you can always follow me @hungryrunnergirl
Favorite amusement park?!? And/or favorite ride at Disneyland/Disneyworld?
-Disneyland. Pirates of the Caribbean.
What was the last improvement you noticed in your running?
What are you having for lunch today?