Category Archives: Speed

Why You Should Sprint and 3 Great Cues for Sprinting Better

Want a faster ‘easy run’ pace? Marathon pace? 5K pace? Science and practical experience tells us that by increasing your maximal sprint speed ALL other speeds become faster, too. Due to your ability to recruit more muscle fibers and generate more stiffness at impact, running starts to cost less energy, so you become more efficient. So, if you’ve been doing some speedwork and feel ready to level up, here are three great sprinting cues you can use today!
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Trying To Get Fast? Rest More.

When analyzing a runner’s training log one thing that usually jumps out at me is what’s missing. I look for gaps.
One gap that is very common is speed. And with good reason – it requires knowledge to do it correctly and it’s easy to get hurt! Continue reading

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Where Does Speed Come From?

Today I’d like to keep things simple and give you a useful cue to consider when you’re out there practicing running fast. It’s especially useful when you’re accelerating and something to rely on when you’re channeling your inner Usain Bolt. Continue reading

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50 Shades of Pace

By far, one of the biggest differences between well-trained runners and wannabes is the competency at a variety of paces. Just like your favorite road bike has lots of different gears to optimize your effort and pace, so should you as a runner. Continue reading

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Strides: Do Them Weekly

Strides are a “need to do, not a nice to do” as coach Vern Gambetta likes to say. Yet, in my experience, people aren’t doing them and they’re such an easy and convenient way to develop speed. Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Speed Workout

What does an effective speed workout for distance runners look like? What ingredients should you include so that you reap the most benefit for the time you’re spending? Continue reading

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