In this podcast I talk about using fartlek training to increase my speed, and also mention the benefits of training using perceived exertion instead of a heart rate monitor. Both things are great additions to your training without having to spend money or drive somewhere to get it done.
In my 3 miles this morning I was very please with the addition of the speed training. First, it showed me that I can run faster. I’m not really stuck at the same slow pace even though sometimes it feels like I am. Here are my times for today.
Distance: 3 miles
Total Time: 55:25
Mile 1: 18:48
Mile 2: 18:40 minutes
Mile 3: 17:56 minutes
Average Pace: 18:28
My average is almost a minute faster than a few days ago. I think I have the speed in me, at least some of it, but for whatever reason have just been plodding along. Now I know I can bring it up a notch and be successful!
Hope you enjoy the podcast, it will be the first of many along my journey