Seven Ways To Improve Speed Without Increasing Mileage

  • By Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Sep. 2, 2013
  • Updated Sep. 2, 2013 at 9:30 PM UTC
Photo: John Segesta

5. Sprint

It’s truly amazing how many runners never run as fast as they can. While distance runners seldom sprint in competition, including a little sprinting in your training will make you a better distance runner nevertheless, by increasing your stride power and running economy. Plus, it’s fun.

A little bit of sprinting goes a long way. Just a handful of all-out efforts lasting 8 to 10 seconds a piece, done each week, will make a difference you can feel. And did we mention it’s fun?

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