10 Tips to a Faster Run

I can’t promise you’ll be as fast as Lionel, but you can try.

Image used with permission from the PTO.

There are several ways that a triathlete can work to become a faster runner:

  1. Incorporate speed work into your training routine. This could include intervals, hills, or tempo runs.
  2. Focus on proper form and technique. This includes things like keeping your arms relaxed, maintaining a tall posture, and landing softly on your feet.
  3. Build up your endurance and strength through consistent training. The more miles you are able to run, the easier it will be to maintain a faster pace.
  4. Incorporate strength training exercises into your routine, such as squats, lunges, and calf raises. Stronger muscles can help you run faster and more efficiently.
  5. Cross-train with activities such as cycling or swimming to improve your overall fitness and help prevent overuse injuries.
  6. Use proper running shoes and make sure they are replaced when they start to wear out.
  7. Experiment with different fueling strategies to find what works best for you during runs.
  8. Get enough sleep and rest to allow your body to recover and adapt to your training.
  9. Find a training partner or join a running group to stay motivated and accountable.
  10. Set specific, achievable goals for your running and track your progress over time.
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