Speed (Interval) Training - Fartlek Training Techniques

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Does anyone else find that intervals make their knees hurt??? I can do steady runs/ consistent speeds but as soon as I start doing intervals, I get really sore knees and will have to stop running.

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Sorry, but what counts is 'recovery'? Walking? Jogging really slowly? I'm struggling with the lingo here. What does this mean?:

4 to 6 x 1 mile at 10k pace

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  • Phee
    • Phee
    • Yea just a real easy jog to get your breath back. I sometimes have complete rest i.e. no jog, just walking to keep warm

    • 14 days ago
  • crafty_chick80
    • crafty_chick80
    • Recovery in our club or so i gather is just walking, as long as you keep moving and lowering your heartbeat

    • 5 days ago
  • crafty_chick80
    • crafty_chick80
    • Obvs after your run/train/jog at a pace where ur not panting

    • 5 days ago
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"6 to 8 x 800m with 1 minute recovery." New to speed training. Does this mean you do 6-8 reps of 800m with a 1 minute recovery in between each of the 800m runs? I can't find any place that actually explains stuff like this to people who haven't worked on speed before.

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  • beckie.cordner
    • beckie.cordner
    • Yep run 800 as fast as you can then rest for one minuite then repeat 6-8 times

    • 27 days ago
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Just joined the bug, just getting over soleus injury issues, just going to start an interval training programme. Will report back on how it's going.

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Love, love, love intervals! Gruelling but feels so good state end. Can't rate it enough :)

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Great ideas , I'm trying interval training for first time tonight , only been running since lets see how it goes !

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Good input. Especially since I will have interval training today :)

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There are loads of fartlek type sessions at FX-Sport. You can download pre-prepared sessions and upload them to their wireless headphones. You get all time notifications and instruction voiced to you. You can even add your own messages in your words. It works better because there is also a built in mp3 player [sounds great]. My runs have taken a new lease of life! www.fx-sport.co.uk/workouts

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I'm doing my 1st half in Cardiff on the 6th October and been working hard in the hot weather, also started to incorporate some speed work too so hopefully I will reap the benefits on race day! Currently clocking up 12.5 miles at 8.20mi...fingers crossed I can maintain this or better my time on the day. (Got an all-inclusive holiday in Menorca next week, will train as much as poss over there :-(() yikes!!

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I have a 10k coming up at the end of the month, in Greenwich Park, and I'm currently using Fartlek as training for it.  It's going well.  I'm looking to shave a few minutes off my current time of 45m, run in the BUPA 10k, which I think is achievable.  It was my first marathon this year, which I finished in 4:29, but I want to beat that.  Good luck to everyone who has joined this challenge, so far.

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For me stepping up training in Jan ready for London , this whole new training seems to have helped everything elese i do , got it explained to me my Mike Gatton and never looked back ! I am a runner for less than a year  and if you have not tried it it , just do one seasion a week and youll see the benfits.

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