fartlek » fartlick

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  • That stated there are types of training that you can do at this point that will help you in the long run, the main being LT training and Fartlick training. (runnersworld.com forum)
  • I believe in Fartlick type training, I believe swimming doesn’t use enough it enough. (link)
  • I ran track in HS, and we used to do these things that sounded like “fartlick” - high speed dashes followed by a jog for a little, then back to the dash and then the jog - over and over and over. We used to giggle at the name though - now it makes sense! (link)
  • Three days later at the holloween run. I did an easy mile warm up then some fartlick type pick ups. (link)

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AHD4 has the following entry for _fartlek_:

> 1. An athletic training technique, used especially in running, in which periods of intense effort alternate with periods of less strenuous effort in a continuous workout.
> 2. A workout using this technique.
> _[Swedish, speed play : fart, running, speed (from fara, to go, move, from Old Norse) + lek, play (from leka, to play, from Old Norse leika).]_

| link | entered by Chris Waigl, 2005/06/29 |

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