How to run faster?

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  1. Wizard of Poz

    Wizard of Poz New Member

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    I'm a pretty slow runner and need to gain some speed. What are some good training routines to run faster?
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    this isnt supposed to sound bad. but just run. run and try to increase your mile time or w/e each time you run. thats how i did it. im a big guy and i can run a mile in 6:18 now, which is incredible for me (im 6'0 230ish)
     
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    haha... June of last year I ran something like 9:50 for my fastest mile, and I was 6'4" 270 pounds.

    Today I ran a 7:40 mile without too much effort and im 205 pounds. So mile time went down more then 2 minutes. I was never a fan of running or anything but I ran 5 days a week for like 5 months and lost a hell of a lot of weight and decreased my mile time quite a bit
     
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    sprinting? or distance?
     
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    Run till it hurts. By all accounts I am not a very good runner (I couldn't beat guys with twice my body fat in a dead sprint) but just by running till I shit broken glass I got my two mile time down to 12:45. (Though it has slipped a bit in the past few months or so.) For reference, my 1 mile time was about 10 minutes two years ago.
     
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    it depends on what kind of running distance you're talking about
     
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    I need to run a mile and a half in 14 minutes; I'm probably the slowest person you have ever met.
     
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    just keep running 1.5 miles.
     
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    007 Riden, sliden, whipin and dippin, my chrome strips

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    heavy squats, and stiff leg deads+dieting made me hella faster, knocked .3 off my 40.
     
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    BillyJackNCoke I've got something to say, I raped your mother tod

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    I usually run 4 miles on monday, 2 on tuesday. 4 on wednesday and 1 on thursday then take friday-sunday off.....if you get used to running longer distances, a short distance like 1 1/2 miles will seem easy.
     
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    a good technique is to head to the track, bring a watch with a timer on it, set it for 14 min and start running, stop when you get to fourteen minutes and see how far you got, with each attempt, try and break the distance you got last time and eventually youll get there. it gives you a sense of urgency when you have a timer counting down on you and pushes you harder, this way it will be easier to improve than just going the whole distance and check the time afterwards...gotta learn to be competitive with yourself

    its also a technique used for 400m runners, they pick a time, start, and see how far they got, trying to get closer to completion of the 400m distance each time
     
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    ^that's exactly what i did to help me with the 400
     
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