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Pronounced just as it is spelled, the term fartlek is Swedish for ‘speed play.’ Running athletes have used fartlek training sessions as a way to perform an unstructured and free-spirited workout blending bouts of faster running separated by recovery bouts. 600 more words
Back when I was in the Marines, I was introduced to a specialized form of training that the old-timers used back in the 1940’s. These were developed for Officers Candidate School (OCS) and is still used to this day. 434 more words
For some time, I have intended to devote one post to the fartlek….”speed play” for runners.
Swedish Olympic coach Gusta Holmer invented the strategy after reviewing his country’s military training exercises, which used varied pace brisk walks and jogs to increase fitness. 497 more words
This San Diego-based athlete has racked up wins in trail races and off-road triathlons.
In addition to being a two-time Xterra off-road triathlon world champion and a top-tier short-distance trail runner, Lesley Paterson is also an endurance coach (she guides 20 clients through her 1,779 more words