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Fartlek.., it’s Swedish


7 runners and two cyclists posted for a lovely spring run/bike through RVA.  Here’s how it went down.

Runners turn left on Grove for a 4 minute warmup.  We then commenced with a Fartlek (alternating between faster and slower paces) workout up to Three Chopt, down to the 195 overpass, and back to the school.  The PAX alternated between 1 minute fast pace intervals and 2 minute relaxed/slower intervals.

YHC has no idea what the bikers did, but I doubt it looked like this.

YHC closed the COT

NMM:  Apologies to the Monument Ave. 10k runners tomorrow.  YHC didn’t think about that as running in a sardine can lost it’s appeal years go.  Hopefully the speed work will help and not hinder your race.

Fartlek seemed to confuse Fudd as he kept going back to Fartlick and some VMI thing he was subjected to/perpetrated himself.  To quote the venerable Saab, “It’s Farlek.., it’s Swedish.”  The explanation didn’t seem to help.  YHC also encouraged the runners to use a pace greater than their normal ability to maintain a conversation.  It should be noted that Lab Rat was not discouraged.

Lastly, thanks to Abacus for demonstrating that TYA is not the only person wearing sausage casings rather than compression pants.

Announcements:  Abacus seems to have joined the BRR, but see TYA for more slots.

Contact me for the dates you want to Q or participate in the Hampton Roads launch.  We need a minimum of 4 per Saturday on 6/4, 11 and 18.  Let them know how we lead in RVA!

Stay Classy,



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  1. Abacus and I went on the Bryd park Lake loop, Abacus was struggling with air pressure in the front tire during part of the ride.
    All in all I clocked out with 12 plus miles this am.

  2. Dang, I thought I was pretty quiet this morning too. No respect, no respect I tell ya!

    Nice thought this morning on the fartleks…my legs are toast. You cant even pretend that aint fun to say.

  3. Honey Do RVA on

    My M convinced me to rest my legs for the 10k tomorrow and to do Hot Yoga class with her. Would have been better off in the gloom this AM but did get some ideas for my next Q. Put me down for 2 of the Hampton Saturdays Toga.

  4. THE Yankee Aggressor on

    Hot yoga? Sounds better than what we did! One thing i learned today is that my “uncomfortable” pace is everyone else’s slow jog. Toga, I would love to make a trip or two to Hampton to help out

  5. Saab could not abide today, but I look forward to the intervals when healthy again. Appreciate everyone circling back to scrape me up. Yes on Hampton Roads…whatever is needed.

    Still trying to process how one human being could be inserted into so little nylon fabric.