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Category: Training-sessions  |  Date: Jun 30, 2020  |  Author: Glen Johnson

30th June - Fartlek

With club training sessions suspended due to Coronavirus lockdown measures our 2 club coaches, Glen Johnson and Andy Sloan, will be providing you with a weekly suggestion for a quality speed / endurance session.

Tonight's session is delivered by Glen. He would like you to try a fartlek session ( fartlek is the Swedish word for speedplay ). Instead of running structured intervals, you run random efforts, at various speed and varying efforts between recoveries. It's more fun running fartlek with one or two others, but can be enjoyed on your own!.  

Click the video link to hear Glen describe the sessions in his own words, or follow the bullet points below

  • Remember to warm up for at least 10 minutes using jogging, exercises and some short sets of strides.
  • Set off steady
  • After 5 - 10 minutes look for a static landmark, such as a road sign, field gate or lamp post and race towards it. Once there return to steady running.
  • If there are steps e.g up onto the via duct, run up them more than once!
  • Be creative and challenge others if you are running in pairs or threes. Take turns to pick the landmark.
  • Finish with a steady cool down and of course, don't forget to stretch when you are finished.

Stay Safe. Keep it Harriers.