Use this workout to enhance your running speed in the final few weeks prior to a big race.
Each week I will be posting the Friday Fartlek Run Sessions that you can do to enhance your running. Fartlek is a Swedish term that runners often use and it means speed-play. See a previous post about training intensity (levels) to know how hard to work.
- 10min Warm Up Level II;
- 8x 600m Level V, 400m Level II;
- 10min Cool Down Level I-II;
- 10min Stretching
The warm-up should be done at an intensity that is steady but not overconsuming at Level II for 10 minutes.
For today’s main set complete eight repetitions of 600m at Level V. Cover the 600m as fast as you possibly can. In between each rep, run 400m at Level II as your Recovery Interval (RI).
The cooldown is at low intensity (Level I-II), jogging for a minimum of 10 minutes.
Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact Coach Ray.
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If you enjoyed this workout, here is a workout I published 6 months ago:
Friday Fartlek: The Michigan
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