Thursday, March 26, 2009
TIaRT: Tips For Getting Faster
It's Thursday, time for a free topic to write about, courtesy of the Runner's Lounge. That's good, because I'm low on material today.
Today's topic is all about how to become "faster". Well, that's easy folks, buy her a few stiff drinks, and see what happens.
Oh... not that kind of being faster?
Well, thankfully, I have some advice for running faster too. A couple of days ago I measured my speed on a mile, and have noticed great progress from when I started. (First off, I can run a mile now, compared to when I started).
Some people will say "do track workouts" or "do intervals" or the like.
I'm going to go a different route..
What has worked for me is this:
Plain and simple. If you don't do the time, you can't do the crime. Erm.. Got that wrong too.
If you aren't logging the miles, you can't built up speed. I haven't done a lot of speed workouts. I do a moderate amount of hill workouts, and I think those help too. What has mostly helped is an increase in overall mileage and quantity of runs per week.
Running 2 or 3 days a week is great, don't get me wrong. It's far better than doing nothing. If you can bump that to 3 to 4 days a week or 4 to 5, you're going to notice more results. Your legs will be more used to the action, your muscles will be stronger, you'll be able to withstand more.
Keep that up, you'll be getting faster.
That's my tip. Keep on rockin' everyone.
Last night's run log: 3 miles, 30 minutes.