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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).]
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(Athletics (Track & Field)) sport another name for interval training
[Swedish, literally: speed play]
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(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]
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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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? Fartlek. "A form of athletic training in which intervals of intensive and much less strenuous exercise are alternated in one long continuous workout."
Fartlek (a form of speed training) and hill sessions around Glenshane boosted his endurance.
It had been two weeks into cross-country, while circle-stretching in a peach orchard after a fartlek drill, that Coach Ferrell addressed me singularly for the first time, with his shy oaky voice.
Marathon runners regularly incorporate short bursts of sprinting into training, as in the Swedish technique fartlek, because it drastically improves speed and cardiovascular fitness so that people can exercise longer.
Make your first run with your dog a "fartlek" workout -- speeding up and slowing down as you feel ready, he advised.
Training mainly entailed an extensive endurance element, i.e., extensive "Fartlek" (35-90 min) and only sporadic loads in the area of the IANS (especially to verify it, see above).
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.
Following this was a "fartlek" session, where you walk, then jog, then sprint, then repeat.
Para desarrollar las capacidades fisicas se utilizaron el metodo aerobico continuo intensivo, el metodo de entrenamiento intercalado aerobico extensivo (Interval Training), Fartlek, circuitos aerobicos, juegos reducidos y entrenamiento resistido con enfasis en la resistencia de fuerza en el gimnasio.