Fartlekking (or interval training as Linda informed me). I don’t like it.
10 x 30 seconds at 80% effort followed by 1 minute of standing around. How hard could that be?
What is 80% effort? I’ve only got 2 speeds: slow and imminent stall. So I just ran. The first one was alright. It was the other 9 that were the problem. My knees started doing strange things; my legs didn’t feel attached to the rest of me; and my arms were the only things that seemed to be quite enjoying themselves (only because they didn’t have much to do). It was like running for a bus I was never going to catch. The 30 seconds couldn’t end fast enough.
The whole thing felt very untidy and undignified.
Mustn’t grumble. It’s only once a week. At least it wasn’t raining.