WHAT IS A FARTLEK?
Fartlek is Swedish for “speed play.”
A fartlek workout involves a series of faster pickups with recovery intervals in between.
Fartleks help you get through those tough parts of your race when you feel fatigued.
Incorporate fartleks into one of your weekly long runs. After warming up, run at a faster pace for an interval, recover by running slowly, and repeat. Intervals can be from 30 seconds to 10 minutes. Start with small intervals and increase the time as you move further into your training schedule.
Fartleks are a great way to get your mind and your body accustomed to running faster for longer.
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