Fartlek Sessions

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Fartlek comes from the Swedish for 'Speed Play' and combines continuous running and interval training. Fartlek allows you to run at varying speeds over differing terrain and distances of your choice.  Here are some typical routines:

Suitable for cross country and other distance events

  • 10 minutes warm up
  • Stride hard for 4 minutes with 1 minute jog recovery - repeat 8 times
  • 10 minute cool down

Suitable for 1500m, 5k and 3k

  • 10 minutes warm up
  • Repeat 6 times - Stride hard for 3 minutes with 1 minute jog run recovery
  • 10 minute cool down

Suitable for 800m

  • 10 minutes warm up
  • Repeat 3 times - Maximum effort for 75 seconds, 150 seconds jog/run, maximum effort for 60 seconds, 120 seconds jog run
  • 10 minute cool down

Suitable for getting fit quickly when combined with steady running

10 minutes warm up