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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

The Moneghetti Fartlek

Seems that down this way Moneghetti Fartlek's are all the rage at the moment. A Moneghetti Fartlek is a fartlek session devised by Steve Moneghetti, who represented Australia multiple times in the Olympics, and now as a master continues to terrorise younger Australian runners ....(in much the same way as Carsten in NZ!)
This is what the session involves:
  • Run two sets of 90 seconds hard (little bit harder than 5km pace), 90 seconds easy ("Float" or steady pace, just above a jog).
  • Run four sets of 60 seconds hard, 60 seconds easy.
  • Run four sets of 30 seconds hard, 30 seconds easy.
  • Run four sets of 15 seconds hard, 15 seconds easy.
Because the sets are based on time and not distance, you can do it up a hill, cross country or on a track which makes it an excellent session for Orienteering training. You can read more about it at: http://www.runforyourlife.com.au/downloads/issue4/Session_Of_The_Month.pdf
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