The Running Channel

Friday Fartlek Run: The Running Channel’s 5km PB Workout I

To run a fast 5km, you need to be able sustain effort as close to your VO2 max as possible. This session is great for developing both your VO2 Max and your ability to sustain your effort at it, due to the very short Rest Intervals (RIs) throughout this workout. Whether you are a runner or a triathlete, targeting 5km or something a bit longer, this workout will enhance your VO2 max and make you a faster runner across all distances.

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Run Session

Friday Fartlek Run: 6x 3min Hill Reps

This is a hard VO2 Max workout that develops your ability to sustain your top-end intensity and enhances your ability to develop power (especially on hills). Hill Reps are an important training session for all runners, as well as triathletes.

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Friday Fartlek Run: 8x 1min VO2 Max Runs

Your VO2 max is a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilise during exercise. If you increase your VO2 max, any run below that level is therefore easier (in theory). Spending time training at VO2 Max intensity will generate performance enhancements for runners of all distances but runners and triathlete running distances up to 10km will benefit the most.

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Fartlek Intervals

Friday Fartlek Run – Lance Watson’s Short Hill Reps B

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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Run Sessions

Friday Fartlek Run – 6x 1min VO2 Max Runs

Your VO2 max is a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen your body can utilise during exercise. If you increase your VO2 max, any run below that level is therefore easier (in theory). Spending time training at VO2 Max intensity will generate performance enhancements for runners of all distances but runners and triathletes running distances up to 10km will benefit the most.

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Run Session

Friday Fartlek Run – Lance Watson’s Short Hill Reps 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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Fartlek

Friday Fartlek Run: Steady Plus 45min

Race pace for events longer than half marathon distance for most athletes aren’t run at threshold pace but instead a touch lower with large portions of the event done at Level III. It’s important to expose the body to training at this level of intensity. This is a great workout for someone training for a half to a full marathon (whether part of an Ironman or 70.3).

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Fartlek

Friday Fartlek Run: Steady Plus 35min

Race pace for events longer than half marathon distance for most athletes aren’t run at threshold pace but instead a touch lower with large portions of the event done at Level III. It’s important to expose the body to training at this level of intensity. This is a great workout for someone training for a half to a full marathon (whether part of an Ironman or 70.3).

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Lance Watson

Friday Fartlek Run: Lance Watson’s Hill Reps B

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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Fartlek Session

Friday Fartlek Run: 3x 8min 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 style of session 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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