10 Ways to Increase Your Run Time

photo credit. c. 2014. national geographic.

1. Build Strong Core Muscles: Try Plank variations such as Runner Plank, Alt/Side Plank, Basu Ball Planks ,Plank Arm Leg Raises

2. Stretch: Static stretches including hip flexors

3. Practice Striders: Warm up or practice with Sprints to improve speed and technique

4. Switch up your Training:  Choose HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) then Interval Training

5. Practice Form: Study correct running form, feet, arms, hand positions, etc

6. Fartleks: Play with speed while pacing yourself to build strength and endurance

7.  Stride Turnover: Count your steps

8. Learn to Breathe: Use mouth and nostril deep fast rhythmic breathing drawing air up into the lungs

9. Keep Your Focus: Your Eyes and Head should be up and looking forward

10. Running Hills or Incline Running! 

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One thought on “10 Ways to Increase Your Run Time

  1. This is quite interesting. Could you develop a bit the fartleks ? maybe give some example ? I am working now on increasing speed and doing 6 out 10 steps you mentioned but I have no or little knowledge on fartleks.

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