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Fartlek Training (Speedplay)

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    Phomolo P.
    Phomolo P.

    Fartlek training Fartlek involves training at a continuous exercise, but varying the intensity and type of exercise. For example, a running session could include sprinting for 10 seconds, fast walking for 20 seconds, jogging for 1 minute and repeating this. You can also add in things like running uphill or on sand. • Advantages - Good for sports which require changes in pace • Easily adapted to suit the individuals level of fitness and sport • Disadvantages - Too easy to skip the hard bits • Can be difficult to see how hard someone is trying!

    Zachary B.
    Zachary B.

    What is Speedway Fartlek Training?Wh

    Rk S.
    Rk S.

    Fartlek Training (Speedplay) Fartlek training is a variation on continuous training. It involves continuous training with short bursts of intense work at regular stages. The following FC are developed: cardio-vascular endurance speed anaerobic power LME of the legs Both the aerobic and anaerobic systems are trained. Example: 30 minute run at 75% maximum HR with a 5-10 seconds sprint every 3-4 minutes at maximum during sprints. You can increase frequency, duration of bursts or distance covered. You just need a stopwatch on your watch and, as you jog along, sprint for 5-10 seconds every 3-4 minutes. Another way is to use markers like trees and telephone poles for when you increase the pace and sprint. This would be done every 300m or so. You may like to consider a Fartlek session in your training program, as you can train both the aerobic and ATP-PC energy systems and it is good for variation as well as mimicking the actions found in many field sports where bursts of effort are required.

    Muhammad S.
    Muhammad S.

    What is the fartlek training?

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