The Secret to Running Faster

July 30, 2014 3:55 PM

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The Secret to Running Faster

Strides are an easy and effective way to increase your speed. By adding strides to your workout two or three times a week, you can begin to see some big changes in turnover (foot speed) and performance. In this blog, I'll explain how to run strides, why they work, and when to add them to your workouts.

Randy Accetta, an experienced coach (and former 2:20 marathoner) recently told me his two secrets to faster running: strides and elbows. Strides are like sprints, but they begin and end at a slower pace. Runners begin at a normal pace that builds to about 80-90 percent of their maximum speed and the...

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