Its a little breezy tonight but I really want to try a fartlek. So I decided a 3000m fartlek was do able.
I warmed up and also did my drills to help get my hips moving. The others were all doing 150m repeats so I knew I would have walkers around to try and pick off and this helps keep motivation up.
I started out on my fartlek and was really concentrating on my form. Getting my hips round and lengthening my stride. I was not going to too worried about time tonight..............oh who am I kidding..... I am always worried about my times. Tonight was slow!!! but I am trying hard. I think that hearing from the others track side that they are all seeing my hips turning and Robyn even told me that I am dropping my hips for the first time. So that supersedes the slow times.
1st km was 5.40
500m slow = 3.03 500m fast = 2.49
500m slow = 3.09 (i was also removing my jacket during this lap) 500m fast = 2.43
total time for 3000m was 17.26
then I decided to do 3 x 200m and 1 x 400m I was happy with these seeing as I had tried hard on my fartlek.
200m = 1.01 and 1.02 and .59
400m = 2.09