Tomorrow we will do our first fartlek workout at the track. For those of you who don’t know what fartlek running is, it means speed play in Swedish. We will vary between hard running and easy running on a specific time interval which will help train your body to handle the acceleration and deceleration that is common in a race. This week we will have specific time periods for hard and easy efforts, but some weeks we will switch between the two on an unpredictable whistle. Here is tomorrow’s workout:
Warmup: 800m @ warmup pace
Main Set: 2-3-4-3-2, with 2:30 rest
Cool Down: 800m @ cool down pace
Here is what I mean by 2-3-4-4-3-2:
2 minutes hard, 2:30 easy, 3 minutes hard, 2:30 easy, 4 minutes hard, 2:30 easy, 3 minutes hard, 2:30 easy, 2 minutes hard
Meet at 9th & Park at 6:00am or at the track for a 6:15am start.