Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fartlek-This is White on Rice for

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.


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