This session is great to improve your speed for runners aiming for an event between 5km and a half marathon.
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.
Goater’s Short Hill Reps
- 10min Warm Up Level II;
- 12x 45sec Up Hill Level V, jog down Level II RI;
- 10min Cool Down Level II;
- 10min Stretching
The warm-up should be done at an intensity that is steady but not overconsuming at Level II for ten minutes.
The main set is made up of twelve reps of 45-second efforts at Level V up a hill of moderate steepness. After the 45 seconds jog back down at Level II back to the start point and then repeat.
The Cool Down (CD) is at a low intensity, jogging (Level II) for a minimum of ten minutes.
Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.
I got this workout from Julian Goater & Don Melvin’s book The Art of Running Faster – Improve Technique, Training, and Performance. This week’s workout is perfect to do the week after Goater’s Sets of 200s. This book is a really good book that is jam-packed and full of great advice.
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If you enjoyed this workout, here is a similar session I published 12 months ago.
Friday Fartlek: Dave Scott’s Hill Reps
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