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The Tempo Run: The Key to Race Success

If you’ve heard anything about race training or speed workouts, you’ve probably heard the term 'tempo run' thrown around — and for good reason. Among all the workouts we’ve discussed so far, tempo runs are probably the most beneficial speed workout you can add to your regimen. Don’t take these workouts lightly and throw them into [...]

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The Pyramid Workout: A Pyramid Scheme Where Everyone Wins

Over 4,000 years ago, when the Ancient Egyptians were designing their dream burial sites, they came across another sort of blueprint — a plan for a speed workout to train for long distance running. Long before Pheidippides' famed run from Marathon to Athens, the Ancient Egyptians discovered that they could make the most progress and [...]

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Swedish Speed Play: Get Faster Using Fartlek Training

Not just for Ikea lovers or the faint of heart, Fartlek training is one of the most commonly used workouts in running — and one of the most beginner-friendly! Swedish for 'speed play', Fartlek training refers to any type of run or workout in which you alternate periods of faster running with periods of slower [...]

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How to Run Faster: An Introduction to Speed Workouts

You’ve been running steadily and consistently and are now looking to take the next step forward in your training. You’re Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi is whispering in your ear that you need to head to Dagobah to train with Yoda. You’ve gotten as far as you can in your base building phase and are [...]

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What is a Gait Analysis and Why Should Every Runner Get One?

I can't remember which pair of shoes I bought when I first got into running a few years ago — and that's a problem! Like a lot of fellow novice runners, I bought something online that looked like a pair of running shoes, threw them on, and hit the pavement. The pavement hit back, and [...]

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