Part of the fun of the NYRR Thursday Night Running Class is waiting for Coach Bob to tell us the night's workout is going to be. Tonight, Coach Bob came out and told us we would be doing a FARTLEK workout. For those of you who think we spent the evening passing gas, I'm sorry to disappoint. Fartlek is Swedish for "Speed Play" and consists of adding short bursts of speed (in our case 200 yards) into a run. For this workout, we jogged from the school to 110th and 5th. From this spot there are 3.5 miles left in the ING New York City Marathon.
We started our run up 5th Ave and entered the park at 90th and 5th. Soon after that we started our first burst. We repeated this until we exited onto Central Park South. The last burst was up West Drive towards Tavern on the Green which represents the finish line of the marathon. I felt real good tonight, the air was cool and my legs felt great.