Fartlek is a Swedish term that means “speed play” and is a form of interval training for runners. Fartlek Is effective in building your running speed and endurance. This training involves you varying your pace/effort throughout your run.
- For this session complete the pre running warm up:
- Run at RPE 4/5 for 5min
- Then run at an RPE of 7-8 for three min then jog at an RPE of 3-4 for 2min
- Repeat this 5 min block of training 4 times.
- Easy 5min jog to finish
Remember not to overstretch yourself during the faster running keeping it at a max of 8 RPE. You should still be able to continue to jog after the effort. If you have to fully stop or walk you have gone to fast on your effort.