What is the definition of "fartleks" no rude answers please
I have read they are short bursts of sprinting incorporated in to a run. I have today done a 7 mile run & done 4 approx 100 meter flat out sprints in the latter part of the run when I was fully warmed up.
What are the benifits of doing this, is it similar to interval training as in decreasing recovery time? Am I doing it right or do I need to increase the amount of sprints?
Thanks for that t l, sounds like hard work that!
Sure its good for overall running performance & endurance though!!
Fartlek efforts increase in distance and shorten recovery the fitter you get. Thats the theory !
eg 3 Lamp Posts with 3 recovery ,gradually rising to say 6 in distance with 3 recovery. Then do 5 with 2 recovery and inncrease till you are doing 6 with 2 recovery.
Watch for the distance of lamp posts though
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