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Power your running with 4 weeks of Fartlek Training

Fartlek is Swedish for Speedplay and was developed in 1937 by Swedish coach Gösta Holmér.
Whilst I recommend you google it and learn more about it and the more advanced methods and styles this challenge is going to stick to a very simple form of Fartlek training.
It involves interval training on a treadmill, track or road, however a treadmill is preferred as you can monitor your speeds better.

Power your running with 4 weeks of Fartlek Training Challenge rules

  1. The Challenge is a 4 week course with 1 session a week of Fartlek training
  2. You will first be required to do a 5min warm up at a nice steady jog.
  3. After you warm up you will enter into 10mins of Fartlek training. 1 min will be run at your normal running pace followed by 1minn of running flat out.
  4. You will repeat the 1min at normal pace and then flat out for 1mins, so 5mins of normal and 5mins of flat out.
  5. You will then do a steady cool down jog for 3 to 5 mins
  6. You will introduce this into to your training schedule at 1 session per week for 4weeks.
  7. Most important rule, enjoy it and smile.
  8. Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take Challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.

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Kabrina C Power your running with 4 weeks of Fartlek Training Challenge

Contributorgold Kabrina C This will most likely have to wait until I get home from my trip or at least until I find a gym that will let me pay per day (going to Batumi and Tbilisi, Georgia next so if anyone knows of any gyms there like that, let me know!!) but taking this now so as not to forget...

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Helene C Power your running with 4 weeks of Fartlek Training Challenge

Stattogold Helene C logged 3.41 km of Running in 0:20:00 on 15 April 2013
week 3

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I am way faster than a month ago! I can crank up my speed to 7.8 on the treadmill, compare to 6.2 only a couple of weeks ago! woupwoup!!!!! And I love those fartlek training, make me feel so good after!

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