Patrick Reynolds

Patrick Reynolds

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Run 20: Fed-Ex Fartlek

  • May 12th, 2018 at 6:44AM

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Jeeze Fartleks are tough for me. I realize that I have a deep fear of going all out in a run, my brain is always trying to keep some extra energy in the tank. Even when I try to increase speed I have a lot of trouble maintaining 7-8 on the effort meter - usually I hit 9-10, my mind gets scared and drop back to 5-6 against my will. This was a really bad run for me. I truly have zero skill at this sport - it's good to be humbled day in and day out.

I always to fartleks on this quiet street that has lots of cars and houses that I can use as landmarks for the fartleks. Well today I said "I'm going to run hard to that FedEx van" as one of my targets. Halfway there and the van starts moving down the street! So I'm like "I don't care I'm still going to run to it!" So I'm kind of chasing this FedEx truck around the neighborhood. I never did pass it.

From now on I'm going to use mailboxes for targets.

 
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John M.John M.Kenzai Member
about 3 years ago

Fartleks were my nemesis, too, during K Run 10K. Perhaps the same fear of running all out. I never did have a FedEx van to run after, just houses as landmarks. Running may not be your thing but muscles certainly are, judging from your end of Week 5 photo, which, tellingly, focuses on the upper body, not the legs.


    Dave R.Dave R.Alumni
    about 3 years ago

    I agree with you on this. Judging the effort & sustaining it is tough!


      John M.John M.Kenzai Member
      about 3 years ago

      Dave, good to see you on the blogs. You’re running right now, I see. Did you get in some good skiing this past winter?


        Dave R.Dave R.Alumni
        about 3 years ago

        @John - thanks for asking. We got some skiing in & it was fun. Not big areas & day trips from Mtl.


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