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1. An athletic training technique, used especially in running, in which periods of intense effort alternate with periods of less strenuous effort in a continuous workout.
2. A workout using this technique.

[Swedish, speed play : fart, running, speed (from fara, to go, move, from Old Norse; see per- in Indo-European roots) + lek, play (from leka, to play, from Old Norse leika).]


(Athletics (Track & Field)) sport another name for interval training
[Swedish, literally: speed play]


(ˈfɑrt lɛk)
a training technique, used esp. among runners, consisting of bursts of intense effort loosely alternating with less strenuous exertion.
[1950–55; < Swedish fart speed + lek play]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fartlek - a method of athletic training (especially for runners) in which strenuous effort and normal effort alternate in a continuous exercise
athletic training - the course of practice and exercise and diet undertaken by an athlete
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Os principais tipos de treinamento foram o continuo, intervalado, fartlek e o de repeticao.
The method of continuous efforts has evolved into sports practice in the form of two methodical methods: the marathon method and the fartlek method.
Session 2 -- 45 minutes fartlek (Jog, run at pace, walk, jog repeat)
Basic characteristics of this training period were a progression from 50 to 90 km/week, a progression from fartlek sessions to 2 interval training sessions/week performed mostly at anaerobic threshold, and a strength training program progressing from general circuit training to 2 resistance training sessions oriented to improve maximal strength and power, adding hills and weighted vests sessions during the referred interval training sessions.
In some ways Telemark is the skiing equivalent of fartlek.
Michailov developed an interval method, borrowed from the fartlek and represented by alternating repetitions of easy and "difficult" rotes with short rest intervals (Fig.
Readers can learn to increase their running strength and stamina just by doing Fartlek running sessions.
We meet each Wednesday evening and offer a variety of options including organised interval training and Fartlek sessions.
HR Fartlek: An alternative to LSD could be a fartlek style workout (Swedish for "speed play," a varied intensity form of interval training) to increase your endurance.
This includes long slowdistance training, pace or tempo training, interval training, circuit training and fartlek training.
A fartlek workout and circuit training session supervised by Holmes worked the girls into a sweat at the event, before their middle distance heroin delivered workshops on anti-doping, injury prevention and on how parents could help make a difference during the leap from junior to senior athletics.
For training, she recommends the Fartlek scheme - interval training in which you vary the level of intensity or speed at times that suit you.