Polish Fartlek

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Polish Fartlek

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 15, 2003 8:40 am

Does anyone know from who and when this originated? I can only find a brief description of it at..

http://users.compaqnet.be/cn000760/trai ... fe-2a.html

a circuit of 1 to 2 km with 8 to 10 training stations and with hard running between the stations)

Re: Polish Fartlek

Postby basis » Mon Jul 07, 2003 10:59 pm

Fartlek is a Swedish word (not a Polish) which means "speedplay". I can't remember the origins, but I think it was Gösta Holmér who started to use fartlek in his training around 1940.
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