Learn to Run Faster
A lot of people think that the ability to run faster is a God given attribute. Yes, people with more fast twitch muscle fibers can run faster than those with a high level of slow twitch fibers but you can increase speed with proper training and form.
Speed is relative. Speed for a marathon runner is far different than speed for an NFL running back. Form plays a huge role for both of these types of athletes but training is entirely different. I am going to break this article into the sections.
Run Faster for Sprinters
A sprinter needs to run faster for very short distances. This requires quick bursts of speed and power. For sprint training we will look at any race 400 meter or under. This also includes speed for the football field, basketball court, soccer field, or any event with short bursts of speed.
Run Faster For 5K Runners
A 5K race (3.1 miles) is typically the shortest, competitive, road race distance you will find. These are fast races where speed training is essential for top placement.
Run Faster For Half Marathon or Marathon Runners
For most runners, these are long distance events where finishing is the goal and fast times are not even a thought. But for competitive runners these races are run very fast and training for these is similar to a 5K training schedule but with more distance.