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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

6. Do Plyometrics

Running is a form of jumping. Plyometrics, or jumping exercises, isolate and develop the jumping element of running to make you a better runner. Research has proven that replacing some running with plyometrics enhances running economy and race performance.

As with sprinting, a little but of plyometrics goes a long way. Try doing just 5 minutes of jumping exercises after completing an easy run twice a week, or add a couple of plyometrics drills to your weightlifting workouts.

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