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How to run faster … without running

How to run faster … without running

I’m toying with the idea of running a fall marathon. Before I amp up training again, I always think that this time I’m really going to give it 100 percent. I want to fully devote myself to training so I can run my fastest marathon time yet. But I know those tempo runs, 800m repeats, and […]

How to run faster this year

How to run faster this year

Want to get faster this year? We’ve got you covered. There are a bunch of actions you can take to increase your pace. Try the following: Have a solid base. Before you work on picking up the pace, it’s best to have some endurance. Make sure you can run at least 5-6 miles comfortably before worrying about […]

Get faster, no speedwork required

Run faster, without traditional speed workouts

A friend and I were talking half marathon training the other day. She’s run a couple half marathons and wants to PR in the distance in the fall, but she has a problem: she hates prescribed speedwork. If a training plan calls for 800m repeats or tempo runs, she won’t do the workout. It’s just […]