12 June 2007
They say you can tell real runners apart from your average "other" person by who snickers at the mention of fartleks. Real runners can say it with a straight face. Non-runners can't help but snicker.
Fartleks. (hee hee hee).
Well, maybe I'll be a real runner someday. I went for a 4.5 mile fartlek filled run. (I'm not even sure how to use it correctly in a sentence). And I'm exhausted. I think I ran too many fast sections without enough recovery sections. I have to admit, everyone time I kicked my pace up a few notches I had to giggle at the thought of what I was doing. It was fun though. A nice change of pace (literally and figuratively). Sadie couldn't figure out what I was trying to do. "Make up your mind already" she kept barking at me (literally and figuratively).
Oh, and I decided that I'm only going to wear my watch on my weekend long run. I tried wearing one for a week and I felt trapped by the tick tick ticking away. But I think it will be nice to keep track of my long run times.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Keep running!