Thursday, March 27, 2008
To Fart or not to Fart -- Speed Play
Fartlekking is one of the best ways to improve your endurance, whether you're a beginning or and advanced runner. Read this Austin, Tx. article on the Fartlek technique.
Watch any group of kids during recess at school and you will see a modified fartlek going on. They jog for a while, sprint, then jog some more, sprinting to the bathroom and then jogging back to the tetherball court. Without knowing it, they are getting in a great workout--and thats the key to fartlek. It keeps the mind fresh, while the body is hard at work. Fartlek is a far less structured type of speed training. I believe that the saying "to race fast, one must train fast", is really true. Get out there and start Fartlekking!!