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When it comes to running, there's nothing more frustrating than your pace becoming stagnant. Even if it's knocking a few seconds off of a PB, I set out on most runs with the intention of improving. There's nothing wrong with a bit of healthy competition against yourself.
However, improving on your run time every time you run is easier said then done but there are certainly ways to make it more likely. Follow these tips and you'll be running further and faster in no time.
The right kit
Starting with the very basics - the right running trainers will not improve your stamina or endurance but they sure will give you a head start. Forget ordering your trainers online. Go in to store and get your trainers fitted by a professional who will go through your running style with you and match you up with the correct trainers.
Girls, the right sports bra is an absolute game changer also!
Treadmill classes such as Barry's Bootcamp and 1Rebel are the perfect complimentary work out in between runs. Firstly, no matter how many times you go, they never get easier as you can always up your speed or gradient.
HIIT helps your body learn to burn lactic acid more efficiently, meaning you can exercise for longer periods of time before fatigue sets in. So, you can go further and faster with more energy!
Classes are usually slightly shorter too but you burn a lot more calories during your workout and afterwards then any other training class because of the intense effort.
Butt-kicks, high knees and russian kicks are just some of the drills that are great for making sure your body learns to fire the correct muscles at the right time. Incorporate some of these before or after a run. Start them slow and increase speed as you become more comfortable with them.
Disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with New Balance.