NMA Radio: How to Run Faster

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When it comes to running, there are two areas where most people want to improve. They want to either:

  1. Run faster
  2. Run further

And sometimes both.

Today on NMA Radio, we focus on the first one … how to become a faster runner.

I’m not going to sugar coat it. Running faster requires a lot of work (and sometimes pain) but the process itself is fairly straightforward.

I know, because after I crossed the finish line of my first marathon over 100 minutes slower than my goal, I was forced to reevaluate my training and focus on speed.

And you know what? Eventually I reached that goal time and qualified for the Boston Marathon.

In today’s episode, we share our running philosophies for running faster, how we improved on our own times, and the workouts you should include in your training if your goal is to get faster.

Here’s just some of what we talk about in this episode:

  • The big mistake most runners make
  • Variety … how important is it, really?
  • How Matt finally became injury free
  • Speed work for the track-hater
  • Our favorite workouts for faster running

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  1. Loved this podcast regarding how to run faster, only recently listened to it. You are correct (well, later on you correct yourself :)) that fartlek is Swedish for “speed play”. I found all of your information helpful, as always. Thanks again for inspiring me to reach my running goals!

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