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7 of the best running workouts to build endurance, strength and speed 

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s accessible and simple to start running – all you really need is motivation and some gear and off you go. Whether you’ve been running for a few months or a few years, the time normally comes when you want to learn how to …

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What is Fartlek training? 11 Fartlek training advantages and disadvantages

You may have heard of the term Fartlek training in the running community. Whilst there are many Fartlek training advantages and disadvantages, many runners agree that it’s a form of speed training that helps you become a faster runner. Many runners enjoy Fartlek training because it offers an unstructured form of speed training, in that …

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Run faster for longer: 6 interval training benefits for runners + 3 sample workouts

Many runners have a love-hate relationship with interval training. Whether you love it or hate it, there are many interval training benefits for runners, including being able to run faster for longer.  If you have been running consistently for the last few months but you’re not seeing any improvements in your running times, then interval …

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How to run strides: Run faster and improve your form

You may have come across the term ‘strides’ in your training plan. Unless you’ve done these before, you may be wondering how to run strides as part of your run.  Improving your speed, like improving your strength, is key to running stronger for longer. And strides are a great way to gently introduce yourself to …

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What is a tempo run? 5 tempo running workouts to improve endurance and speed

It’s official. Tempo running is a great way to make you a faster runner, but what exactly is a tempo run? If you want to be able to run faster for longer, then speed training like tempo running is an essential part of a well-rounded training plan. Like interval training and Fartlek training, tempo running …

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How do I run faster? All your common running questions answered!

As a running coach and running and fitness blogger, I get asked a lot of questions like “How do I run faster?” and “What should my pace be?” So I thought I’d put a blog post together with some of the most common questions I get answered with the view of sharing my knowledge not …

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How to run faster for longer: 8 ways to pick up your speed

We all want to know how to run faster for longer. In fact, it’s a common goal for a lot of runners, whether you’re training for a 5k or a half marathon. Learning to maintain your speed on a long run takes some considerable time and practice. It’s all about being consistent in your training to …

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How to run faster: 6 training secrets every runner needs to know + 4 sample workouts

A common goal for a lot of runners is to be able to run faster. After all, you know how good it feels to run a personal best. There are many tips out there on how to run faster, but what if you feel like you’re just not getting any faster? You may feel like …

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