FARTLEK was a revolutionary training system for runners created by Gösta Olander in a tiny cabin of Volodalen, Sweeden, with the meaning of a speed game. During the sixties, the most important athletes visited Gosta during summer for training under this system. It was based on the recognition of the landscape and the personal introspection of the runner. The purpose of this training was not only to run faster or to keep a better physical condition. But also to change the way of running and to know oneself better. Or in another word, running as a alternative method of meditation.
FARTLEK is also an artistic project. It´s the experiment to translate this training method for runners into the exercise of drawing. During three years and each night I drew for one hour following the Fartlek´s steps. The result was more than eight hundred drawings, of which four hundred are inside of this book.