Seven Ways To Improve Speed Without Increasing Mileage

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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