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Interval training – Intervals for running

Do you want to run faster and get better running strength? Then intervals are a really good tip to add to your training routine. In addition to improving fitness, interval training also gives you increased oxygen uptake, which makes both the heart and lungs stronger.

Here we show you some different types of intervals for running, both short and long - we'll also go through popular and effective Norwegian intervals. Follow along and find inspiration for your next running session!

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Interval training outdoors or intervals on a treadmill

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Various types of intervals

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Get the look for the run

Get around the running track or give it your all on the treadmill at the gym - and do it in style. Here you will find inspiration for training clothes for women, with everything from running tights to long-sleeved t-shirts. Take a look at our sportswear for men and find, for example, comfortable training tights and windbreakers. We simply have the clothes that are perfect for running.

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Short & long intervals

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Short intervals

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Long intervals

What are Norwegian intervals?

One type of long intervals is called Norwegian intervals and is a common and popular interval workout.

The name comes from the Norwegian national ski team led by Marit Bjørgen, who often run this type of intervals. In Norway, they tested and compared different types and methods of cardio training and concluded that the arrangement that gave the best effect was long intervals.

The interval session is carried out by running for 4 minutes at around 90-95% of your maximum heart rate, followed by 3 minutes of calmer rest at around 70% of your maximum heart rate. This is repeated 4 times, i.e. 4×4 intervals. This means that the session will be approximately half an hour - an intense and also perfect session to do if you are a little short on time.

Do you want to read more about running? Check out a marathon training program, find a good running technique, or why not learn more about plyometric training to improve your running?

Good luck with your interval training!

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