Instead of meeting the "Need For Speed" group for a Fartlek workout, I had to make up a solo workout instead, following Shannon's instructions. I ended up doing the workout on my trusty ol' UAH loop and while I struggled to get up to speed on the first 2 min interval, I managed to hit my goal pace on each following pick up. Then again, it was a fartlek workout and exact goal or target pace or length of intervals is not important at all. You gotta love a workout that doesn't allow you to fail because there is no such things as not hitting the goals of a fartlek workout...well, short of not running any pickup pace that is. Hopefully, I can arrange to meet up the Need For Speed folks again in the near future. It's much more fun to get beaten down together than alone.