The STACK Exercise of the Week will help you improve your overall sports performance—including strength, speed, conditioning and flexibility. This week we highlight 200-meter intervals, a drill that increases endurance.
The 200-Meter Interval is a form of Fartlek training, which is one of the best ways to build conditioning for shorter 10K races. Alternating between sprinting and resting allows your muscles to recover quickly, so the subsequent sprint can be performed at race speed. Despite the short recovery time, your heart rate stays elevated throughout the drill, which improves overall fitness and endurance.
Sets/Reps: 2-8x4 200s with extra 30-second rests after each set