This morning’s run was a little over 3 miles around the lake. Sans the Garmin, just enjoying my usual neighborhood loop. It was super cloudy and humid out so I took it easy and did some ‘fartleks’ in between. Speedplay is my favorite.
After the run I had some time before I had to get ready for work so I did yoga in my living room with Ted McDonald from sportskool On Demand. Ted and I are starting to be pretty good friends now. I think it’s getting serious.
We did a series of poses including lots of hip openers. Perfect post run stretch.
‘Fartleks’ are my favorite type of speedwork. I love doing them even during my long runs. Just pick up the pace a bit, hold it for about 30 seconds, then slow it back down to your usual pace. I think it really strengthens your turnover in running and helps you to quickly be able to switch to that faster pace during races.
Do you prefer to do yoga in the gym, studio, or at home?
I love studios but lately have been loving doing yoga right in my living room.
Ever try ‘fartleks’, or speedplay during your running workouts?