As discussed during the information session leading up to the event. there is continuous training, interval training and Fartlek training. Besides the more common cardiovascular modes like continuous and interval training, Fartlek provides an approach that combines continuous and various intensities during cardiovascular fitness. An example of this could be a 10 minute session where 1 minute is spent jogging and 25 seconds sprinting and repeating the process again with a 1 minute jog. What are the benefits of Fartlek training:
- Trains both your aerobic and anaerobic systems
- Burns further calories compared to continuous running
- Replicates sports situations like soccer, basketball, long distance running and oztag
Hope this has helped with your preparation for the half marathon. Please do not hesitate to ask any of the trainers if you are interested in signing up.