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Related to fartlek: Fartlek training
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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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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|Noun||1.||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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