Threshold Run

Friday Fartlek Run: 3x 6min Threshold Runs

Spending time running at or near your threshold pace will develop your ability to sustain a fast past and also build your tolerance to lactic acid. This session is great for all runners and triathletes. 10km runners will benefit from this session style as it simulates race effort. Longer distance runners even including ultra-runners will also benefit as your effort will build to this intensity on long sustained climbs.

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Friday Fartlek Run – Lance Watson’s Xterra Hill Set B

Running in hills develops leg strength and the strength of the tendons and ligaments around the knee and ankle. Developing leg strength is important, as it makes for a more powerful contraction of the leg muscles to propel you forward faster. Including hills regularly, particularly early in your build-up will see great dividends in the improvement of your running. This workout is great to include early in your build-up to develop leg strength.

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Friday Fartlek Run: Lance Watson’s Xterra Hill Set A

Running in hills develops leg strength as well as the strength of the tendons and ligaments around the knee and ankle. Developing leg strength is important, as it makes for a more powerful contraction of the leg muscles to propel you forward faster. Including hills regularly, particularly early in your build-up will see great dividends in the improvement of your running. This workout is great to include early in your build-up to develop leg strength.

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Friday Fartlek Run: Tempo Run #2

Running at maximum intensity for about an hour will be done at or just below your threshold pace. When an event is longer than this your race pace will be further below threshold at Tempo pace. The best way to prepare the body to handle this intensity is to spend time running at it. This workout is great to include early in your build-up to expose the body to a slightly higher intensity.

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Top 10 Run Workouts of 2023

The most popular workouts on my website over 2023, where predominantly published before 2023. Only two articles were published this year (Double Neha’s Fartlek – which is an extension of a workout that was published in 2019; and Paul Huddle & Roch Frey’s Secret Ironman Run Workout for World Domination), and others were publish as far back as 2015 (Carpenter’s Perfect 20-Minute Workout) the year I first started publishing these workouts to make it easy for my athletes to follow along with. Since then I’ve published over 400 run workouts as part of my popular Friday Fartlek Run series, where each Friday I post a different run workout (Friday Fartlek is used as it makes a great illiteration, rather than sticking strictly to the traditional western interpretation of ‘fartlek’).

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Friday Fartlek Run – Tempo Run #1

Running at maximum intensity for about an hour will be done at or just below your threshold pace. When an event is longer than this your race pace will be further below threshold at Tempo pace. The best way to prepare the body to handle this intensity is to spend time running at it. This workout is great to include early in your build-up to expose the body to a slightly higher intensity. This is a key workout within the Project 1:50 training plan to help runners achieve the goal of running a ½ Marathon under 1:50hr.

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