Tonight I tried my hand at making a Fartlek routine in Runkeeper. I don't think it went as well as my random Fartlek run that I did the other day.
I started with a 5 minute warm up and then did a 5 minute jog. I then rotated a 30 second run followed by 4 minutes more jogging. I then ended with a 5 minute cool down walk.
Once I got done with the fast run, I pretty much downshifted into a walk for a bout 30 seconds to a minute and then picked it back up to a jog. It was very humid tonight with the recent storms that have been going through. I sweated a lot more and could really feel it in the breathing tonight.
I tried to keep focus on keeping upright instead of hunched over. I can definitely feel the difference through my shoulders and back.
I also focused on my breathing while I was going faster. Trying to stay equal on breath in/out on my strides. I THINK I was hitting it at L-R breath in, L-R breath out.
On the issue of weight. *sigh* I'm bouncing between 247-249 right now. I'm really thinking of bumping up my running to 4 times a week to see if that might help kick some things into gear.
I hope something gives soon. It's been very frustrating to just keep hovering at the same point.
Thanks for Reading! Regards,
& Faster for 2013!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon
January 7, 2012- FINISHED 3:48:49