A few months ago I wrote in a long winded 30 page paper on a review of ways to improve running economy
A few months ago I wrote in a long winded 30 page paper on a review of ways to improve running economy (i.e. become a faster runner) that could easily have been less than 1 page. Let me give you the Do’s and Don’ts of what replicated research has shown to improve your running.
- Run more frequently.
- Run harder.
- Run longer.
- Strength train with an emphasis on progressing towards explosive movements.
- Change your technique.
- Rely on footwear to make you “faster.”
- Incorporate the “Do’s” into your workouts over night.
- Be fooled by “magic” supplements.
The less experienced runner can do less specific training and still see improvements in running, but the more experienced the runner, the more specific their training needs to be.
Regardless of which approach you take, just be sure to think critically, question often, and train smart.
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