Training Day #42

Coffee Run!!

Run day is always my favorite day!!! Just kidding, it isn’t. I don’t like running, but I do enjoy it after it is completed. I think that I mainly because of the endorphins that I get after the workout. I just feel great. This workout routine was a Fartlek. If you don’t know what a Fartlek is, click the word for an article that explains it. However, it is running various distances and speeds and various times. It is meant to improve your speed like sprints.

So, I ended up running to the local Food Lion and back. I started with an HR Zone 1 run for 5 minutes. Then the fartlek began with 4 minutes HR Zone 2 followed by a 3 minute Zone 3. Then a 2-minute recovery jog. I walked a little for this recovery because I was in a little higher zones than my plan. The main fartlek was 4repetitionss of 2 minutes in Zone 3 followed by a 1 minute Zone 1. then 2 minutes in Zone 4 followed by a 1 minute Zone 1. So the cooldown was around 6 minutes in Zone 1.

Overall, this workout was great. It kicked my butt, to be honest. Although, I did grab a bag of coffee at Food Lion to ensure I had a fresh cup when I got home!!

Key takeaways:

  1. These are great to keep my workouts interesting, but they can be challenging.
  2. Make sure you have coffee before you get home for the day, so you don’t have to go for a literal coffee run!!

Training Statistics:

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain Calories Burned

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