Spice Up Your Speed Workouts
Speed workouts are crucial to your running success. Use this guide to improve your run and bring speed to your weekly mix.
Fartlek ("speed play") workouts, hill running, strides on the track and racing are all good ways to ease into speed training and track your progress.
So you've started to build your speed with fartlek workouts, strides, hills and racing. Here are 10 tips for getting the most out of your speed workouts.
This treadmill workout will help you get faster--it's intended to stimulate the neuromuscular system. It's a version of formwork, similar to strides and accelerations, but packing more punch.
Try the following exercises to improve your running form, stride length, strength, flexibility, muscle memory and explosiveness--which means faster race times.
Adjusting your run is an easy change that won't throw off your training schedule. Use these exercises to build speed and mental toughness.
Speed work is not just about running faster. It's about moving as efficiently as possible. Even if you're not competing, moving more efficiently means that you pack more work into an exercise session.
Speedwork makes you faster, and the track is a great place to work on speed. The training isn't easy, but it works. Runner's World's Marc Bloom has some tips for starting out.
Racing speed develops in many ways: through long runs, threshold runs, weight work, speedwork and slow, easy runs. All of these are ingredients of a sensible training program.
Speed is perhaps the most coveted component of athletic performance. Whether you are a sprinter who competes in 5Ks or a marathoner who's looking to improve your time, the importance of foot speed is unquestionable.
Learn how to incorporate rapid, shorter repeats into your training regimen to build speed.
Have you neglected working regular hill drills into your routine? Hill training can help you improve your power and speed. Try these drills to improve your race.
Track isn't just for sprinters and Olympians. Whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned runner who hasn't run laps since gym class, the oval is a quick, effective—and yes, fun—way to get fitter. Here's how to be well-rounded