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Friday Fartlek Run – GTN’s Top 5km Workout Speed Two

This is a great session to further develop your speed. Speed work is an important training session for all runners, as well as triathletes to make you faster. This session is perfect for runners and triathletes running up to 10km 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.

This workout has come from the team at Global Triathlon Network, from their video on Top 5km Run Workouts | Run A Faster 5km.

GTN’s Top 5km Workout Speed Two

  • 10-15min WU Level II;
  • 2x 50-80m Stride outs, 40sec RI;
  • 4x 1km Level V, 2-3min RI;
  • 10-15min CD Level II;
  • 10min Stretching

Start the workout with a Warm Up (WU) of ten to fifteen minutes of easy jogging at Level II.

Then conduct a couple of stride outs over 50-80m with a short Rest Interval (RI) of 40 seconds.

The main set is made up of four, 1km reps run at Level V. Take a two to three minute Rest Interval (RI) between reps.

The Cool Down (CD) is at a low intensity, jogging (Level I-II) for ten to fifteen minutes.

Finish with 10 minutes of stretching to assist with the recovery.

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