Not many are blessed with the running genes of a Usain Bolt, or a Joshua Cheptegei. Thankfully, there are steps we can all take to run faster, for longer. By improving our biomechanics, and working on factors like running economy and cadence. Or by understanding our unique physiology. Below we explore some of the latest cutting-edge practices in the science of running. Take your training to the next level:
No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you. That’s my mentality that I go therewith.
The Science of Running
How To Run Faster: Ways To Improve Running Speed
No matter whether you are a 100m specialist, or an ultra distance runner, the pursuit of speed is impossible to resist. We all want to run faster and crush those Personal Bests.
But what are the physical requirements of running fast? What can we do on a daily basis to increase our speed?
Technical Improvements For Runners
How to Get A Proper Running Technique
Master your running form and prevent injuries with these essential tips for perfecting your technique.
How To Breathe When Running
It sounds simple — just breathe! — but the way we inhale and exhale directly affects performance.
How To Get A Good Running Cadence
Improve your strides per minute. The aim is to go from the ‘amateur’ average (150-160 spm) to 180+ spm.
The Science of Running: Advanced Training Tips
Once you’ve racked up enough miles as a runner, your attention will inevitably turn to the biomechanics and physiology that underpins how fast you run, and for how long. So what can we do to prime our bodies for excellence? By training smarter, you can reach your full potential and take those Race Day performances to new heights.
How Can I Improve My Anabolic Threshold? [Tips To Boost Lactate Threshold]
What Are The Most Important Muscles For Sprinting?
Is It Harder To Run A Fast Mile or a Slow Marathon?
Does Running Slow Help You Run Faster?
The Fastest Mile Ever Run: A Look Back Through History
How Many Calories Are Burned From Running 1 Mile?
Resistance Bands For Running: 5 Ways They Make You Faster
How To Increase VO2 Max Fast
What Muscles Does Running Work?
5 Signs Of Bad Running Form: And How To Fix Them
How To Get Endorphins From Running
How Do I Improve My Stamina For Running?
Treadmill vs Running Outside: Which Is More Effective?
Overpronation vs Underpronation: What Is The Difference?
Why Is My Heart Rate High On Easy Runs?
“You were born to run. Maybe not that fast, maybe not that far, maybe not as efficiently as others. But to get up and move, to fire up that entire energy-producing, oxygen-delivering, bone-strengthening process we call running.— Florence Griffith Joyner, Olympic Sprinter
There is a science to running, and now you can learn about it too. Whether you are new to running, or have conquered a few marathons in your time, this runner's guide will show you how to train efficiently, find a suitable running regime, and master the art of running for life!
Running Calculators: Plan and Track Your Progress
If there’s one thing runners love to do when they’re not running… it’s crunch data. Need a little help visualising how you’re going to crush your next Personal Best? We have a variety of calculators and charts for runners. Use them to plot your progress and level up your training:
Avoid burnout and get your optimal training paces for easy runs, tempo runs, VO2 Max runs, speed runs and long runs with our training pace calculator.
Got a race coming up soon? Get a predicted finish time and optimise your training plan for a 5K, 10K, 10 mile, half marathon or marathon using our pace chart timings.
Want to measure your current fitness levels? Use our free VO2 Max Calculator to get an assessment of your current VO2 Max score. Track the gains and improve your PBs!
Train To Run Faster For Longer
You can’t reach your potential as a runner if you neglect the fundamentals of any successful training plan: getting in shape, eating well, and protecting your body from injury. Before you worry about cadence, technique or running economy, we highly suggest you cover these basics:
Get In Shape To Race Well
What are the steps that every beginner runner should take to run better? Step #1 is to get in shape!
Nutrition for runners
Learn how to fuel your body for optimal performance. Here’s what runners need to know about nutrition.
injury AND Recovery
Every runner has to confront aches and pains. Here’s how to minimise your injury risk and recover faster.