- What is a fartlek and do you have to be old to do it?
- "Fartlek" is a Swedish word meaning, literally, "speed play". Fartlek is a training technique used by runners, bicyclers, and other endurance athletes. It combines intervals of high speed or intensity with intervals of normal or lower intensity. The goal of fartlek is to increase endurance and speed. And no, you don't have to be old to do it.
- Here are some web pages that have information on fartlek training:
- Who are the Old Fartleks?
- The Old Fartleks are the cream of the crop of over-the-hill State College runners. The Old Fartleks had their start in the late 1990s. (Actually, some say they had their start in the paleolithic era.) They will enter any race that features team competition. They have won many races over the years, and otherwise have fared well against competition sometimes half their age. Both men and women have run as Old Fartleks.
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Here is some information about running glitterati, past and present.
|* Runner's World interview with Greg Fredericks|
|* Runner's World interview with John Lucas|
|* Runner's World interview with Kim McGreevy|
|* USATF biography: Penn Stater and Olympic gold medalist Horace Ashenfelter|
|* Penn Stater and 1948 Olympian Herm Goffberg - very nice Daily Collegian story & Pgh. Post-Gazette obituary|
|* Marcus O'Sullivan sets a world record at Penn State's indoor track (January 2002)|
|* Some NVRC member biographies|
|* The Old Fartleks|