Apart from sounding very silly, FARTLEK just doesn’t sit right in my mind.
I have this vision of Norwegians running at a certain speed to the nearest lamp post and then at another speed up a hill and then at some other UNpre-defined speed over the next but one pedestrian crossing.
That’s not me. Maybe I’m a bit boring but I want a bit of structure.
So how about this then
Warmup then 3x all the following:
- 30 seconds jog
- 20 seconds normal Z2/high aerobic speed
- 10 seconds max/sprint
- 2 minutes jog
Well that is a Fartlek workout used in a Danish university study on a group of Finns. And yes I know Fartlek means something in Swedish.
Try that a couple of times a week and see what happens.
The benefits should be: improved anaerobic capacity; improved muscular force; and higher neuromuscular response.