In a follow-up to Jesse’s previous lesson on interval training, here he takes the concept a step further. Fartleck (“hee hee”) training is an advanced form of interval training that consists of cycles of slow, fast and very fast running paces. Jesse suggests repeating the following 7-minute segment:
- 4 minutes at a slow pace
- 2 minutes at a fast pace
- 1 minute at a very fast pace
The benefits to this form of exercise are that it develops both your aerobic and anaerobic systems. Furthermore, it can be adapted by anyone at any endurance level. Finally it helps break up the monotony of conventional jogging.
So once you stop laughing about the name of this exercise, get out there and put it into action!