fartlek


noun

  1. a training technique, used especially among runners, consisting of bursts of intense effort loosely alternating with less strenuous activity.

noun

  1. sport another name for interval training
n.

1952, Swedish, from fart “speed” (cf. Old Norse fara “to go, move;” see fare (v.)) + lek “play” (cf. Old Norse leika “play;” see lark (v.)).

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