Speedwork is an important skill set for all runners, it can provide improvements in your VO2 Max and enhance your threshold running ability. This is a great session for all runners and triathletes especially those running events between 10km & marathon.
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 post came from an article on Triathlon Magazine Canada about speed work for the Ironman Run, you can read the original article here.
Ironman Speed Session #3
- 10min WU Level II;
- 10x 1km Level IV, 2min RI;
- 10min CD Level II;
- 10min Stretching
Start the workout with a Warm Up (WU) of ten minutes of easy jogging at Level II.
The Main Set involves ten reps of one kilometre at Level IV. Take a two-minute Rest Interval (RI) jogging at Level II between reps.
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.
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