fartlek training

fart·lek train·ing

(fahrt'lek trān'ing)
Relatively unstructured interval-type training for aerobic fitness; consists of alternating intervals of fast- and slow-paced training over natural terrain (usually hilly countryside).
Synonym(s): speed play.
[Swed. fart, speed, + lek, play]
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This includes long slowdistance training, pace or tempo training, interval training, circuit training and fartlek training. A four-week-long training schedule before the race is advisable.
Interactive elements (which are all clearly signposted, for any little ones who may be under the impression they are going to a pint-sized improv session) included the wondrous bicycle of energy, a flipper-influenced illustration of how diet effects athletic productivity and a demonstration of the Fartlek training principle using the medium of contemporary rhythmic gymnastics.
Tuesday - 30-minute Fartlek training. Jog at a comfortable pace and increase the speed between trees or lamp posts.
Tuesday - Fartlek training for 45 minutes at a comfortable pace.
The jog leaders split themselves throughout each group to cater for different paces, therefore the speed you run at is not important The sessions may also incorporate some fartlek training. Fartlek training involves varying your pace throughout your run, alternating between jogging, walking and sprinting and is a great alternative to a steady run.
The remaining two sessions should include both hills and fartlek training. The latter involves short spurts of speed.
Fartlek training is a way of increasing your endurance and speed.
The days of not seeing the ball for two weeks have gone but the emphasis is still very much on fitness with fartlek training - that's the old walk-jog-run routine - and a proper run for two-and-a-bit miles.
Fartlek training, which intersperses short-fast sections with long-slow sections during a continuous run, to great training for climbing.
70 minutes' easy cycling Four miles fartlek training. This means it's not a structured workout -run at whatever distance and speed you wish, varying the intensity.
Six miles fartlek training (see above for more details), working hard!