The Magic of Running 40 Miles per Week

Something wonderful happens when my mileage stays consistently at, or just above, 40 miles per week. Running becomes easier and more enjoyable, my training pace accelerates, and I feel like a stronger runner. Hell, I feel like a runner, period. Now that I’m a Masters runner, I’ve learned the benefit of taking 2 rest days each week. […]

What is Fartlek Training?

Fartlek is a term borrowed from the Swedish. The Swedish word Fart (speed) and lek (play) combine to form the word Fartlek (speedplay). Fartlek training incorporates bouts of fast and slow running over varying distances. The duration and intensity are relatively unstructured as opposed to the strict limits used in interval training. History Swedish cross-country coach Gösta Holmér […]