Doing 1km reps is very popular with triathletes and runners to improve speed. This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events up to Half marathons in 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 is often used by runners and it means speed-play. See a previous post about training intensity (levels) to know how hard to work.
Over the next few weeks, I’m going to cover a number of variations of 1km repeats. The inspiration for these workouts comes from an article by Jan Frodeno in 220 Magazine, that article can be found here.
Special K’s – Jan Frodeno’s 1km Run Reps
- 10min WU Level II;
- 5x 1km Level IV, 60sec RI Level I;
- 10min CD Level II;
- 10min Stretching
The Warm Up (WU) 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 five reps over a distance of 1,000m. Run these at Level IV (10km pace). After each rep take a 60-second passive Rest Interval (RI) where you walk around close to where you will start the next rep.
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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