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What is a fartlek>

Answered By Jordan Schillit

Question

What is a Fartlek anyway?

Answer

A 'Fartlek' would be short reps of 5k or 10k 'race pace' running mixed into a standard distance run. It has a silly name which is also Swedish for 'speed play', Fartlek is a type of running that helps trick your body into running fast without working too hard too early into the summer. Fartlek running is great because it's very flexible - it has the ability to be a very challenging workout or simply a slightly moderate distance run. You have a lot of control with this type of workout and it is pretty simple. Check out the Wacky Workout with Fartleks here http://news.youthrunner.com/news/story/wacky-workouts-from-jordo

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