So I've been training for my first triathlon Sunday, 1/29/12. Along the way, I've found running to be my most difficult activity. If find myself anaerobic most of the time. This last Saturday I ran with the Triple Crown Running club for the second time. I was lucky enough to have a woman hang back and coach me. Her name was Charlotte and she is a cross country coach!! What luck for me. She told me about interval training and how it is called Fartlek. A terrible sounding word, which I am sure got many jokes and least of all snickers from the school age children she coached.
Fartlek, in a nutshell is interval training. Running and walking for a faster recovery time. I plan to execute this training plan next week before my race. Click on the video above if you would like to try it.