This is a great session that will develop speed, lifting your threshold pace. Speed work is an important training session for all runners, as well as triathletes, to make you faster.
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 is often used by runners and it means speed-play. See a previous post about training intensity (levels) to know how hard to work.
Although I’m unfamiliar with the origins of this particular workout, it is a staple example of fartlek in exercise physiology texts.
- 10min Level II WU;
- 8x 4min Level IV, 1min RI Level II;
- 10min Level II CD;
- 10min Stretching
The warm up (WU) should be done at an intensity that is steady but not over consuming at Level II for ten minutes.
The main body of the workout is made of eight reps of four minutes at Level IV with only one minute Rest Interval (RI) at Level II between.
The Cool Down (CD) is at a low intensity jogging (Level II) for a minimum of ten minutes.
Finish with 10 minutes stretching to assist with the recovery.
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