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Aug 13, 2002
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fartlek
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fartlek

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fartlek (FART-lek) noun

A method of training, originally developed for runners, that involves intense activity interspersed with low effort. For example, sprinting and walking.

[From Swedish fart (speed) + lek (play).]

"They also work fartlek training into their practices, which involves jogging with running intervals around the track. On the command of their coach, Matt Adams, the Hawks will sprint for short intervals, or occasionally drop and do push-ups."
Rick Freeman & Todd Jacobson; Urbana's Boys Go The Distance; The Washington Post; Nov 16, 2000.

"Within a single fartlek session you can also vary the duration of the fast bursts."
Lisa Ondieki; Speed Kills Training Boredom; The Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Australia); Jul 1, 2001.

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