The “Secret” to Running a Faster 5K.By: Todd Lange Running Mate, LLC
Your level of endurance and overall running speed are the primary physical qualities that separate you from the competition in any road race. But let’s set your competition aside for the moment. More importantly, your current level of speed and endurance are also what stands between you and a new Personal Record (PR) in your next event!
While certainly there is a genetic component to any athlete’s running ability, speed & endurance are also highly trainable physical attributes. The question is, HOW?
Here are 3 facts you must know if you are ever going to set a new personal record for yourself in the next 5K race:
- You must know how and where to position yourself before the starting gun ever goes off. Where you stand at the starting line can often determine where you finish.
- You must have Jedi like senses about you when running. You need to “feel” when the time is right to strategically increase, and sometimes even decrease your running speed so you can maximize your performance, conserve energy, and finish strong.
- You must learn how to master the Almighty Hill. Hills can make or break your race. Especially that “last” hill…you know, the one that inevitably shows up just before you reach the finish line.
Believe it or not, you can actually use hills to your advantage, it is very possible to learn these strategies. And as you train, you will soon start to realize that many of the “secrets” to setting a new PR for the 5K have absolutely nothing to do with physically running faster!
If you want to increase your speed, you need to understand and practice the same techniques and principles that professional running coaches and athletes use to post prize winning race times. But knowing this information is only half the battle…
If you were to ask a professional runner or trainer the secret to running faster; most will tell you the “secret” is really no secret at all.
You Want to Run Faster???
Then You Gotta Run Faster!!!
Simple as that. One foot in front of the other…except more quickly and efficiently than you are doing it right now. And that means enhancing your strength and endurance; and training your body to go faster through repetitive speed drills and endurance building exercises.
Now before you start thinking the only path to a new personal record in the 5K is through pain and suffering, don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be that way at all. If you have already completed the 5K101 beginners running training program, Couch to 5K (c25k), or you are at least comfortable running for 30 minutes without rest, then you should be physically capable of taking your training to the next level.
And the Running Mate 30 Days to Your Fastest 5K Program is hands down the best way to get you there! The Running Mate Fastest 5K program is unlike any other speed building course available anywhere. Much like many other running training programs on the market, 30 Days to Your Fastest 5K includes a comprehensive training schedule specifically engineered to help you build endurance and run faster. It also includes training charts, workout journals, and runner-specific stretching exercises.
However, 30 Days to Your Fastest 5K also includes something special that no other speed building course on the market provides. Coached, audio MP3 downloads! That’s right! Each of your speed and endurance building assignments come with complimentary coached running podcasts!
Each MP3 workout is set to pulsating, high energy music with your coach guiding you step by step through each drill on what to do and when to do it. All you have to do is download the workouts to your MP3 player of choice, go out for your run, and HIT PLAY!
From there, your own personal running coach will guide you every step of the way. You will never need to measure out distances or even need a stop watch. Every podcast episode is perfectly timed with the weekly assignments, so all you have to do is press play and listen!
It really is THAT SIMPLE! And you can take the entire 30 day course for less than what it would cost you to hire a professional running coach for 1 hour!
Not only that, but you can train on your schedule and you can use these workouts over and over as many times as you like, forever!
But the benefits don’t stop there! You will also receive:
- A 30 page training schedule outlining each of the workout assignments for the week!
- Detailed, Runner-Specific stretching exercises to help keep your muscles strong and injury free!
- A Fitness Journal to help you document your progress!
- A printable Training Chart you can put on your refrigerator and use as a snapshot of your upcoming workouts!
- And of course, FREE, coached audio workout assignments you can download to your MP3 player!
And in addition to all these great bonuses, the Running Mate 30 Days to Your Fastest 5K Program is going to audibly coach you on the finer points of running a race. We will address each of the strategies mentioned above and you will learn how to tackle those hills so you can conserve energy and leave your competition in the dust. You will learn how to position yourself so you can explode out of the gate and get ahead early, and, as an added bonus, you will learn the finer points of unwritten race-day etiquette so you won’t offend the other runners around you!
Are you ready to take your training to the next level? Then grab your copy of the Running Mate 30 Days to Your Fastest 5K Program right now!