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    "I was fartleking,"

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    "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 21:41

    You may have already read ..... I do enjoy the internet and 'hop' over to other peoples blogs on a regular basis. The blog may be in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, The States ....who knows which country I may end up in?

    One particular blog I enjoy is "Old Running Fox" and in his most recent post he states "I was fartleking" ....well were you I thought and read on with interest, his photographs are great too.

    I later discovered (thanks to Wiki) "Fartlek, means "speed play" in Swedish, and is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. The variable intensity and continuous nature of the exercise places stress on both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. It differs from traditional interval training in that it is unstructured; intensity and/or speed varies, as the athlete wishes.Most fartlek sessions last a minimum of 45 minutes and can vary from aerobic walking to anaerobic sprinting. Fartlek training is generally associated with running, but can include almost any kind of exercise."

    Some of you may have come across the term 'Fartlek' or even done some 'Fartleking'  but lovely 'Old Running Fox' is in his 80's .....as I said to him recently I didn't even walk 26 miles this week let alone run them.

    Have any members here done 'Fartleking' or know anyone that does?

    I've put a link to his blog - do go over and have a look.

    http://oldrunningfox.blogspot.co.uk/

    All the best Jan
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 21:52

    Fartlek is a form of HIIT ( high intensity interval training ). An example may be 30 secs full effort aerobic exercise followed by 15secs rest. This would be repeated multiple times for a single workout, eg, 20 X 30secs, 15secs rest. A great workout in short time frame. The thing is, the active exercise must be 100% effort. Can be sprints, bike, rowing or lots of other combinations.


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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 21:52

    hehe i know fartlek well Smile
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 21:53

    you can do it between lamp posts Smile like like nutcase then jog then nutcase and so on :0
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:06

    The difference between Fartlek and HIIT is usually work to rest ratio. Fartlek is generally double active exercise to rest, eg, 1 min active, 30 secs rest. HIIT is still interval training but more like 1 min active, 1 min rest or similar.


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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:09

    until my shoulder gets better im just doing the fart part
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:13

    I may well regret asking this .....but what on earth is a 'nutcase'?   scratch  I take it, it is a running / training term?

    Thanks - I think !

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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:14

    Andy12345 wrote:until my shoulder gets better im just doing the fart part

    Hope your shoulder improves very soon Andy

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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:16

    Andy12345 wrote:until my shoulder gets better im just doing the fart part
    If you're just doing the "fart" part you must ensure that each fart lasts a minimum of 30 secs. This must be followed by 15secs non fart action :-)


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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:25

    lmao! yes obi one Smile
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:34

    Jan1 wrote:I may well regret asking this .....but what on earth is a 'nutcase'?   scratch  I take it, it is a running / training term?

    Thanks - I think !

    All the best Jan


    So please tell me what a nutcase is ?

    Thanks Jan flower
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:35

    lol no i just mean go flat out
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:36

    has anyone else lost "recent posts" ?
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:38

    Andy12345 wrote:lol no i just mean go flat out

    Thanks Andy ..... for some reason I thought it would be more complicated.  sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:49

    Andy12345 wrote:has anyone else lost "recent posts" ?

    What do you mean by lost. When you are trying to post or old posts?

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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:50

    i refresh recent posts all the time to see whats been said last etc, but when i click it my page is blank Sad maybe i just need a restart
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:52

    nm its back sorry
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 22:54

    Andy12345 wrote:nm its back sorry

    That's good .....I hate it when a computer has a gliche Mad

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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by Andy12345 on Fri Oct 10 2014, 23:06

    if hitting it or restarting it dosent work im out of ideas lol
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    Re: "I was fartleking,"

    Post by sanguine on Sat Oct 11 2014, 12:58

    Turn yourself off and then on again Andy bounce

    Haven't done fartlek (oh how we laughed) since athletics training at school.

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