My first fartlek of the new program. I was keen to get stuck into to this and get a good indication of how out of shape I am.
I did a couple of laps to warm up and did some drills as I was doing it. Paul and Kay decided to join me and do the same. Kay did hers by fast on straights and slow on curves. Paul and I did 1km then 500m recovery 500m fast.
I did my usual and started out abit quick which soon had me gasping and eased me back...still 5:42 is my fastest 1km in some time.
2nd 3:10 & 2:52
3rd 3:09 & 2:55
4th 3:09 & 2:53
5th 3:09 & 3:00
Total time 30:05
My last fast 500m and I was totally beat. But I really tried to give it my all.
Avg heart rate was 162 and my max was 184 ..... thats pretty awful but its a stat point. Can only get better from here.