This is Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
This is day two, Week Ten of the 2023 RunBlogRun Winter Training Block.
Today is a fartlek workout. Fartlek is the Swedish word for “Speed Play”.
Fartlek has been part of training regimens since the 1930s when Swedish National coach Gosta Holmer developed this innovative training program to help athletes develop speed, strength, and endurance at a bespoke level. The beauty of fartlek is that it can be hard or easy and can be personalized.
The same five athletes could be doing two minutes hard, two minutes easy, ten times, and each could be doing it within their specific needs.
For your workout, today, warm up slowly, then, a 60-minute fartlek workout, 3 minutes hard, 3 minutes easy, ten times, then fifteen-minute slow cooldown.
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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