run speed

Speed, fartleks, tempo runs are all kinds of training runs that involve varied or increased speed for set duration to improve muscle efficiency.

Summer Adventure Run #6

I didn't sign up for this particular virtual race. I mean... I should have. For a hundred bucks everyone got a pair of nice shoes and some sweet sunglasses. And so many people had signed up we opted to run the official course as our sixth Summer Adventure run.

Goldbar Park parking lot was where a dozen of us met to follow the out and back virtual course marked in sidewalk chalk on the asphalt path. Five klicks of slowly rolling hills, at pace, pushing through the dinner I shouldn't have eaten before rushing out the door to drive 30 minutes across town for a fast run.


Out with the Speed Guys

On Sunday, LC says to me as we’re hanging out in the parking lot after our twelve klicks (he did thirty!) and sipping our well-earned social-distancing coffees that he is meeting up with LS on Tuesday... if I was interested.

This morning I was tired. Lead-in-the-legs, aching-all-over tired. Part of me was looking for an excuse to skip a day, an excuse that never came, but at the end of it all I had planned my day around this six-thirty meetup with the guys.

I show up and ... it’s the fast guys.