21 Jun '12, 12am

How to meet your running goals even when you're pressed for time: #runningtips

Ah, summer: Humidity slows you down, vacations disrupt your schedule, and the call of the barbecue proves irresistible. It can be tough for a runner to stay on track. But those distractions can be a great excuse to streamline your schedule and start accomplishing more by running less. "People are surprised to find out that improving their running doesn't necessarily mean committing more time," says Mike Smith, a Flagstaff, Arizona, coach who works with runners of all levels through the Run S.M.A.R.T. Project. It simply means maximizing each minute and every mile. Here's how to take a minimalist's approach to achieving your goal to run fast, run far—or run yourself into a routine. Get Fast Whether you're seeking a 5-K PR, a victory over your running buddy, or just a quicker trip around your local loop, you can hone speed on borrowed time. "Roger Bannister broke four minutes...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7120,s6-238-267--14...

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