If you’re joining us in Mackay for MMR 24, now is a great time to start planning ahead for smashing your PB!
Being able to run faster depends on a number of variables – your training, workouts, technique and of course the course you are running (hint our flat course is always good for a fast time!). Follow our top tips below and get ready to #runfasterinfnq
Tip One: Focus on core strength
Your core muscles are responsible for stabilising your spine during activity. A strong core will ensure your have a solid running technique and helps to prevent excessive rotation while you run, relieving the hips and helping to prevent fatigue.
Incorporating core strength work into your pre-race training is a smart move.
Tip Two: Practice breathwork
For runners, losing your breath may be a big obstacle to success. Whether you’re a beginning runner or looking to improve your stamina, proper breathing techniques can give your running a boost.
Click here for more information non how to achieve better breathing techniques.
Tip Three: Add sprints and interval training to your schedule
Burn fat, build muscle, and get faster with springs and interval training. Adding intervals of faster sprints intermixed with slower intervals can give you impressive results. Sprint workouts are great for people who don’t have time for long, steady, endurance exercise but want the same (or better) cardiovascular benefits.
Click here for more information on ways to enhance your sprint training game.
Tip Four: Consider your running gear
Run your way to success with the right gear on your feet! Running in a supportive and high quality pair of running shoes means your body will expend less energy and avoid muscle fatigue.
See what three experts think about the importance of solid shoes when running here.
Tip Five: Practice flat
Practice, practice, practice. Yup if you are planning on running flat, you need to practice flat also.
When you run on rolling hills, your body uses a variety of muscles as you climb and descend. The impact levels decrease as you run up and increase as you run down, and your stride varies along the way.
When running on a flat course, your stride is more repetitive, which causes more wear and tear on the same muscles, tendons, and joints.
The Runners World website explains this further in a great article about how to train for a flat race course. Click here to read the article in full.