imageFartlek, which means “speed play” in Swedish, is an unstructured training method that blends continuous training with interval training; intensity and/or speed varies, as the athlete wishes. One of the main reasons for the success of fartlek training is that it can be adapted to the needs of the individual.

It seems to me that life is a fartlek: continuous, unstructured training interspersed with catastrophes, unexpected changes and sweet little surprises that vary the intensity of life.

This is the tale of my life, as a runner.


My interests: running, piano, cycling, martial arts/Wing Chun, interior design, gardening and landscape design.

Training: Wilderness First Responder, National Registry EMT-B, Wilderness EMT, certified in Outdoor Leadership & Wilderness Emergency Medicine, and as a Swift Water Rescue Professional.

Marcia Boyle

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