3 Ways to Get Faster

I’m back in Paraguay after 4 days in Rio De Janeiro/Copacabana! It was amazing and so beautiful. I definitely want to go back one day. Olympics 2016?? ;)

Today features another guest post by my running coach, Marc. He knows his stuff when it comes to getting faster and fitter. So check out how to get faster!


Hi everyone! It’s Coach Marc and I’m taking over Patty’s blog while she’s on vacation.  I’m writing about Ways to Get Faster.

The first and most obvious way is to run more miles.  This should be done with careful consideration to your running history and your ability to add miles.  The more miles you run, and the more often you run them will lead to massive improvements in your racing.
The second way to get faster is to incorporate strength training into your weekly routine.  It won’t take much – 20-30 minutes 2 times a week is plenty – to add serious punch to your running.  Find any number of strength training routines to add and you’ll be sure to prevent possible injuries, get lean, and stay strong.  One example of a strength training routine you can do is linked here.

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The third, but possibly most important way to get faster is by hiring a coach.  A running specific coach can help you create a plan, keep you focused and honest in your training, and help you navigate the ups and downs of training for a race.  Whether you need a cheerleader or a sounding board, a coach has your best interest in mind.  Try a google search to find a coach that fits your style.  Don’t be afraid that your PR’s “aren’t good enough”.  Even the best of the best in the world have coaches to help them!


For more workout ideas and running tips, make sure to follow Marc on Facebook, and on Twitter or visit his website.

Do you incorporate strength training into your running routine? How many days per week?


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  1. I hired a coach and she does have me working on some strength training now.
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  2. I’ve been adding strength training to my life and hope it helps me increase my running speed!
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  3. yes!! strength training makes a WORLD of a difference!
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  4. I usually do strength training at least 2-3 times a week and run 5-6 times a week. Thanks for the link to the exercises. Bookmarked!
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