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Get faster in four weeks

Boost your speed with these tips from our mates at

Improve your strength

A study into strength training for runners found that pumping iron improved running economy (how efficiently your body uses fuel) and lowered race times. Include runner specific exercises such as single leg squats and lunges. Try this running workout to get you started.

Lose weight

If you are overweight, cutting body fat will slice seconds from your race times. All other things being equal, losing 1 lb will shave 2 seconds off each mile you run. 

Hill training

Including hills in your training can supercharge your fitness. It improves your running economy by building strength and power.

Power up with plyometrics

You may feel silly, but skipping, hopping, and bounding can help make you a faster runner.

Follow a training plan

Following a training plan is essential if you want to get the best out of your running.

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