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Fartlek is the key

givman
givman

Hi all

Don't know whether you have come a cross this term before but fartlek (Swedish phrase for speed play)really helps your running

Basically on a longish run try to run hard for a minute or so then slows down to your original pace

Try and do this 6 to 8 times during your run and you will find your run goes quicker and your heart and legs will have had a good workout !!

Gra

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MissisB
MissisBAdministrator

The same technique can be used in cycling, rowing, swimming, walking, etc. 🙂

givman
givman in reply to MissisB

Yes

Indeed Missi indeed😄😄🏃

Zest
ZestHealthy BMI

Hi Gra,

I used to do that whenever there were shadows (i.e. speed up in the shadows) and go slower in the sunshine, to make my runs 'more interesting' - I also speed up and slow down on the bike in the gym - and also do it on the cross-trainer.

I tend to call it 'High intensity interval training' but I have to say the work 'fartlek' sounds like an alternative I can go with. But I think people will wonder what I'm doing if I say, I'm 'fartlekking' today. :-) (Unless they are Swedish, in which case they'll probably correct my grammar)...!

Hope you're having a great week.

Lowcal :-)

givman
givman in reply to Zest

Hi low sl

Having a great week ta hope u are too

Yes the term is rather amusing but that's the swedes for you

Makes any activity more intersting as well as raising ones personal threshold fitness

Gra😃😃

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to Zest

Try using it in the office. 😀

givman
givman in reply to MissisB

Lol yes although my boss probably wouldn't understand lol!!😉😉

If i ever have a son im going to call him Fartlek.

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to albinohedgehog

I see .........

What? Its a great name, full of character. 😉

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to albinohedgehog

So is Kaldomar - but I wouldn't want you to call your son by that name.

I think fartlek is a great name so much better than Tom dick or Harry

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to givman

If I ever meet any child called Fartlek, I am just going to say "Health Unlocked?"

givman
givman in reply to MissisB

Indeed I'm graham by the way boring name !!

MissisB
MissisBAdministrator in reply to givman

Not if it's your husband's name. 😉

givman
givman in reply to MissisB

Well there you are 😄😄

givman
givman in reply to givman

My middle name is fartlek though!!

ju-ju-
ju-ju-2020 February

This is great advice!!!

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