How to Improve Your Speed

So many runners wonder the same thing: how can I run faster? If you are thinking about speed and how you can get more of it, this is probably a question that you have thought a great deal about. Luckily, there are a few simple tips that you can follow to increase your running speed. Here are some things that you can do:

1. Count the steps that you are taking.

One way to increase speed is to count the number of steps that you’re taking when you’re running. Then you can gradually increase the rate of steps per minute because you will be keeping track of them.

2. Run on the treadmill.

Yes, running outside is a lot of fun, but it’s actually easier to run on the treadmill, and it’s easier to increase your speed on the treadmill, too. So make sure you know that the treadmill is your friend.

3. Switch your pace up.

Going from jogging to sprinting and then back to jogging can make you a more versatile runner. So it’s definitely something that you will want to try if you are trying to improve your running speed.

4. Get lighter shoes.

You don’t have to run barefoot, but there are a lot of lighter options when it comes to running shoes. So get to the shoe store and try out some of them.

5. Learn the correct way to breathe.

Make sure you are breathing fully from your diaphragm while you run. This will help too build up your speed and endurance.

6. Avoid sugar before running.

Before you run, you want to stick to whole grains and things like pasta. These things will provide long-lasting energy whereas if you load up on the sugar, you will soon crash.

7. Lift weights and build up your muscle strength.

Stronger muscles will help you to run faster. Check out my blog post about lifting weights for more information.

These are just a few tips for you to try when you are increasing your running speed. Do these things, and you will be sure to get your speed up there.