from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
- noun A workout using this technique.
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- noun An
athletic training technique, used especially in running, in which periodsof intense effort alternatewith periods of less strenuouseffort in a continuous workout.
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- noun a method of athletic training (especially for runners) in which strenuous effort and normal effort alternate in a continuous exercise
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Keflezighi acclimates his body through what's known as "fartlek" training, which involves a series of accelerations over the course of a run.
One of the most popular types of cardio training is interval training also known as fartlek running.
Every so often a "fartlek" is called out and paddlers rev up and exert themselves for two or three minutes, raising the boat speed to 12 or 13 mph.
You don't find the word "fartlek" in the least bit amusing.
He piled up miles, ran imaginary races against long-absent foes on interval days, did incredible tempo and fartlek runs in the forest.
Then we do fartlek, tempo runs, interval ladders … what else?
He had gone ten easy that morning, puttered around the house, graded some papers, taken a short nap, then did a three-mile warm-up and a twelve-mile run with five miles of fartlek pickups in the middle.
He circled Thunder Lake twice and did several miles of fartlek on the way back, working the travel kinks out and enjoying his regained ability to select any pace he wanted for as long as he wanted.
That arm pedalo machine is handy aswell, especially when you increase the difficulty or make a bit of an arm fartlek out of it.
Track workouts, formation and fartlek runs develop the older drill instructors so they can keep up with young jocks just out of high school.