This is a perfect session for runners and triathletes running events between 10km through to the Marathon and longer.
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.
The inspiration for this workout comes from Lee McCarron of the Halifax Road Hammers, described in the Canadian Running Magazine, you can read the article here.
- 10min Level II WU;
- 4x 15min (made up of below), 3min RI Level II;
- 5min Level III,
- 5min Level IV-,
- 5min Level IV+,
- 10min Level II CD;
- 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 four sets that are 15 minutes long, with a three-minute Rest Interval between each set. Within each set, there are three, five-minute reps with no rest in between them. Start off with the first five minutes being at Level III (or your marathon pace), the second five minutes are at the lower end of Level IV (or your half marathon pace) and the final five minutes are at the higher end of Level IV (or your 10km pace).
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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