I smell ignorance, which is never funny to those who understand. Fartlek
has been used in distance running for at least two decades.
] On Behalf Of
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: [prbytes] Re: Is this a word?
I thought that trainings might be the new equivalent of love-fests for
BTW -- Wikipedia has an article on training at:
One sentence reads: "Another type of training is fartlek training which is a
flexible training type which can be adapted to suit almost any athlete."
Have fun with that one. It's a gasser.
As it happens, "training" is a noun as well as a verb. Consider: "I gave him
training in the skills he needed to write proper English."
That being said, "trainings," imo, is jarringly poor usage.
On the off chance that it wasn't, let me respond that if a writer is
referring to more than one type of training, the correct phrase would be:
"there will be several training sessions." (Or workshops, courses, meetings,
whatever.) The point is, the word "training" is not a noun.