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Workout Of The Week: The Fartlek Session. The name sounds funny, but these workouts are no joke!

Workout Of The Week: The Fartlek Session. The name sounds funny, but these workouts are no joke!

Workout Of The Week: Fartlek Session By Brandon Laan Published 2 hours ago comments Tweet Share Fartlek sessions are best done off the track and guided by effort rather than pace. The name sounds funny, but these workouts are no joke! You can blame the Swedes for the name, but you also have to give them credit for creating one of the best running workouts known to man. If you are new to the running scene you may have heard the term, assumed someone mispronounced the word, and dismissed it all together. Fartlek, which translates to “speed play”, can be a great way to introduce some faster running into your training, typically in the later stages of the base phase before venturing into more structured workouts. RELATED–Workout Of The Week: The Short Fartlek One of the best aspects of a fartlek workout is it allows you to tax both the aerobic and anaerobic systems while runni...

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