Fartlek runs are a very simple form of a long distance run. Fartlek training “is simply defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.” For some people, this could be a mix of jogging and sprinting, but for beginners it could be walking with jogging sections added in when possible.
Easy fartlek (speed play) training sessions take place in the natural environment and optimise the runner’s health and fitness.
Through enjoyable and relaxed running and walking “super-compensation” is achieved. This means that the runner gets fitter and faster without overuse.
Scientific evidence of this method is outlined – click the button below to view.