International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part L (2016)
The effect of fartlek training and sand running on the performance of long distance runner
Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu
The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of Fartlek training and Sand running on the performance of long distance runner. Forty five male athletes of the Inter College Level of Kalyani University, Nadia, West Bengal were randomly selected as subjects for the study. The age of the subjects was 18 to 25 years. Fartlek training and sand running were employed for this study. The score obtained from the cooper’s 12 minutes run/walk test considered the criterion measure for the study. To find out the difference between initial and final performance and to compare the achievement of the three groups (two experimental group and one control group) the analysis of co-variance (ANCOVA) was adopted and the level of significance chosen as 0.05 level of confidence. The result showed that the two experiment methods (Fartlek training and sand running) proved to be effective in improving performance of cardio-vascular endurance. It also observed that the Fartlek training method was significantly better than the Sand running method.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Deba Prasad Sahu. The effect of fartlek training and sand running on the performance of long distance runner. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(9):860-862.