30 Days To Go: Fartlek Training
“Just go. Getting out the door is always the hardest part.” -Unknown
“The 30-day countdown to the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon begins! Yesterday was my much-needed rest day for the week. I did nothing in the physical activity department except buy some new fall boots. Fall boot buying as a workout? Yes. If you’ve ever pulled twenty pairs of boots on and off of your feet in a shoe store, you get it. My other big purchase for the day? A house. We closed on a new house yesterday and in 9 days, will be moving our entire household (2 adults, 2 beagles) for the second time in six months. Thankfully, we left about a third of the boxes unpacked during the last round, so although I do not relish the idea of a major move three weeks before my first ‘official’ triathlon, I’m hoping that I will come across no big-time hitches. Hey, did anyone see where I packed my bike?
Today’s workout: I will be out on my bike here shortly getting in an endurance ride with pick-ups, or what the Swedish lovingly refer to as a fartlek training session. I love the Swedes. They’re blonde, pretty and have funny names for things. I had no idea what this word meant earlier this year when I started immersing myself in all things triathlon, but in my effort to learn more about this subject I came across a few articles about how to do fartlek training. They are worth a click and a read.
*This one made me feel better about my incessant need to make fartlek jokes and my occasionally questionable maturity level.
*This article is simple and to the point.
“Fartlek and Interval Training: How To Run Faster For Triathlons” by Davey and Jess @ www.twotri.com
*This post is funny and full of information and hilarious graphics.
(Photo Source: Looking out through the front door of my new house last night at a major thunderstorm during the walk-through. )