fartlek

fartlek

[fahrt-lek]
noun
a training technique, used especially among runners, consisting of bursts of intense effort loosely alternating with less strenuous activity.

Origin:
1950–55; < Swedish fart speed + lek play

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fartlek (ˈfɑːtlɛk)
 
n
sport another name for interval training
 
[Swedish, literally: speed play]

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fartlek
Swedish, from fart "speed" + lek "play."
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