Track practice was…wet. It rained the entire time. I guess you could say it was refreshing?
When we arrived for our half marathon track practice, we were told we’d be running “fartleks.” Excuse me? That sounds….interesting.
According to Wikipedia:
Fartlek, which means "speed play" in Swedish, is a form of interval training which puts stress on the whole aerobic energy system due to the continuous nature of the exercise. The difference between this type of training and continuous training is that the intensity or speed of the exercise varies, meaning that aerobic and anaerobic systems can be put under stress. It differs from traditional interval training in that it is unstructured; intensity and/or speed can be varied whenever the athlete wishes. Most fartlek sessions last a minimum of 45 minutes and can vary from aerobic walking to anaerobic sprinting. Fartlek training is generally associated with running, but can include almost any kind of exercise.
The coach would blow the whistle and we’d jog slowly. He’d blow the whistle again and we’d run a lot faster until the whistle blew again. We didn’t know how long each interval would be or how many.
I wasn’t as tired as usual. Maybe it was that I didn’t eat before? It didn’t feel as hard. I was soaked by the time I was done though. I had the heater blowing full blast all the way home.
When I got home I made a peanut butter sandwich and went to bed.
This morning I rolled with cereal for breakfast: Special K Vanilla Almond cereal with almond milk and a side of strawberries:
I took the kids to school and went on a 4 mile run. The first two miles sucked for whatever reason and then I flew after that:
Mile 1 – 10:30
Mile 2 – 10:19
Mile 3 – 9:37
Mile 4 – 9:15
I came home to change and then went to the mall for some shopping. I stopped at Nordstrom for lunch. I had my favorite sandwich there: the roasted turkey.
I haven’t been shopping in awhile (too busy blogging!) and wanted to get some new stuff for some events coming up. I came up with nothing. I wasn’t really impressed with anything I saw. :(
I left the mall to get some stuff at Target, picked up my daughter and came home. I need to go pick up my son from a playdate and then I’m grabbing sushi with a friend tonight. YES!
Have you been shopping lately? Find anything good?
Ever run in the rain? :)