So today was my very first experience with fartleks and I decided to do my run at lunch time. I only had about 40 minutes and the goal was approx. 4 miles with 6 X 1 min. fartleks with 2 minutes recoveries ( running, not stopped or walking). The problem is that I live in Florida, and at lunchtime today it was 90 degrees with 60% humidity. That is where the well done portion comes in. The fartleks themselves, not too hard to swallow, but the heat combined with the fartleks, not good at all. I will order the fartleks rare next time!!!!
I don't really have any stats for you but I think I did them correctly and gave it my all. The last 2 were very tough. I ran a 1.25 mile warmup and ended at 3.25 miles. Short of the 4 mile goal, but I was running short on time and had to get back to work!!
I was also VERY HOT!!!!! I drank tons of water, sweated my a$$ off in the car because the air did not get cold until I pulled back into the work parking lot , and then I preceded to take a baby wipe bath ( no showers at work) and inhale my lunch at my desk before my boss ( who happens to my dad :0)) got back to work!! I felt great though! It was such a nice feeling to have my workout completed and be able to get home and spend time with my family!!
I look forward to more lunchtime running, if only it would feel like October in Florida sometime soon!!!!