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Today’s fartlek and workout programming

April 22, 2011

Just returned from a fartlek exercise. Not a very easy workout. The goal is to improve speed and fitness at higher pace.

FARTLEK 6,44 km PZ3 with 6 x 30 sec. PZ10

The speed intervals are ment to be ran at pace zone 10 … which is basically you max speed. This is done a few times for 30 seconds at any given time during the workouts distance. Fartlek is a swedish name and means “speed play”, Wikipedia has a very nice detailed page on fartlek and it’s history.

While such a workout is impossible to pre program completely on a Garmin device I found a very well working solution. It is very important that you enjoy your run and focus on the workout itself rather that struggling with you device during your workout. Since the advanced workout programming on Garmin devices can be a challenge I’m keep on adding detailed instructions, tips and tutorials to my blog the next couple of days. Hopefully this will inspire you to use benefit from your speed and distance device.

I also made a list of al the tools I currently use. If interested you can check it out here.