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Fartlek Training: the simple way to improve race times


Posted by Cags R under Running on 23 October 2012 at 11:00 PM

Fartlek training or 'speed play' is a great way to improve your running times. If you've found yourself struggling to break a certain time (whether it's a 30 minutes 5km or a 20 minute one), Fartlek training can help all standards of runners improve.

Why does it work?

If an athlete has become stuck in a rut in regards to their pacing on longer runs, this is an amazing training practice which includes High Intensity and recovery paces which can be alternated between over long and short distances. The outcome in the majority of runners who train using Fartlek sessions is an increased steady pace. 

Fartlek Training made simple

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