This is your workout for Tuesday, January 10, 2023.
Tuesday is a day for fartlek.
Fartlek is the Swedish word for speed play. Gosta Holmer, an Olympian (1912 & 1920, decathlon, heptathlon, 110m hurdles) and former Swedish national coach, aghast at how poorly the Swedes were running in the 1930s, began these workouts, which can be quite simple and also quite complex. The room for individuality and the room for fine-tuning is all there.
We like to suggest fartlek on good footing and trails, but it can be anywhere.
Your workout today: warm up slowly, 20 minutes of moderate running, 30-minute fartlek, 10 times two minutes hard, one minute easy, 20 minutes of moderate running, then a cooldown.