28 Feb '15, 4am

2 training techniques to help you get faster and run a PR: #runningtips

In my book, Running On Air , I promote an effort scale related to rhythmic breathing that allows a runner to gauge their running pace and perform a number of different “workouts” within a training program. This effort scale is specific to the individual and their present fitness level. The cool thing is we don’t all need to be at the same fitness level to share this type of program. If you're trying to improve on speed in 2014 there are two training components you could try to help you reach your goals. The first component is “faster running” and that can be in the form of speed work and/or tempo runs. This faster running is race assimilation work and is beneficial physiologically and mentally. Your cardiovascular and muscular systems will become stronger and more efficient with this type of running. The second component is the necessary opposite of your faster running- sl...

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