Once people have started to enjoy running and have finished their first race, the first question they ask is, “How do I become a faster runner?” The answer is not easy, and surely it requires more than the few paragraphs of this article. That is why personal trainers and training programs exist. Still, a few factors are at the basis of increasing running speed. Everybody can work on them, even without spending the money for a personal trainer. In my experience these factors are: variety, “pain,” time and injury prevention.Variety is the first key to keep your body improving.
Unless you are a brand new runner and are just getting familiar with the 3-4 times a week ½ hour jog/run (read: don't try to follow this article), you will need to change and adapt your workouts throughout the week and throughout your season. There is no formula that works for everybody. Our bodies are all different, we have different running backgrounds and we train for different races. [.....]
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