[ fahrt-lek ]
/ ˈfɑrt lɛk /
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a training technique, used especially among runners, consisting of bursts of intense effort loosely alternating with less strenuous activity.
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Origin of fartlek
1950–55; <Swedish fart speed + lek play
Words nearby fartlek
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How to use fartlek in a sentence
To execute fartlek, you can switch from your usual pace or distance guidelines to time.
British Dictionary definitions for fartlek
/ (ˈfɑːtlɛk) /
sport another name for interval training
Word Origin for fartlek
Swedish, literally: speed play
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