Fartlek Session

Friday Fartlek Run: 5x 1,200m

This is a hard VO2 Max workout that develops your ability to sustain your top-end speed. This training session is perfect for all runners, as well as triathletes.

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.

5x 1,200m

  • 10min WU Level II;
  • 5x 1,200m Level V, 600m Jog Level I-II RI;
  • 10min CD Level I-II;
  • 10min Stretching

The warm-up should be done at an intensity that is steady but not overconsuming at Level II for a minimum of ten minutes.

For the main set run five reps of 1,200m (three laps of an athletic track) at Level V. Between reps jog at Level II for 600m (a lap and a half).

The cooldown is at a low intensity, jogging at Level I-II for a minimum of ten minutes.

Finish with ten minutes of stretching to assist with your recovery.

If you would like further advice feel free to contact me.

I am the Head Coach & Director of Qwik Kiwi – Endurance Sports Consultant.

I specialise in assisting first-timers and recreational athletes to achieve their sporting goals. I can be contacted at coachray@coachray.nz and 021 348 729.

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If you enjoyed this workout, here is a similar session I published 12 months ago.

Friday Fartlek Run: Alberto’s 300’s

For more great workouts see Coach Ray’s eBook: ‘Top 10 Workouts from Coach Ray – The Ten Most Popular Training Sessions from www.CoachRay.nz”.  Use the workouts within the eBook to enhance your fitness.

 

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