This session is great to develop speed for runners aiming for an event between 10km and marathon distance.
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.
2x 15min Threshold
- 10min WU Level II;
- 2x 15min Threshold Level IV, 3min RI Level II;
- 10min CD 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 two reps at Level IV lasting for 15 minutes. Between the reps drop your intensity down to Level II for a three-minute Rest Interval (RI).
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.
If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.
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If you enjoyed this workout, here is a similar session I published 12 months ago.
Friday Fartlek Run: 5x 800m
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