Why should I get into running?
The first run – what you need and where to start
To the pavement and beyond
- Fartlek training is a training method that blends continuous training with interval training. It is a very simple form of long distance run. Fartlek training is defined as periods of fast running intermixed with periods of slower running.
- Sprint training is where you do a quick sprint, say 80 to 100 metres, then you rest briefly before sprinting again. Both sprint and fartlek training stimulate neuromuscular changes that will ultimately help you boost your speed and improve your stride.
- Hill sprint day Find a hill that is 100 to 200 metres long. Sprint up the hill and walk back.
- Otherwise, feel free to run 100m and walk 100m in an interval style training. This can be fun as it is a bit of a game, it can also help you build up your mental toughness.