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7/2/14 10:36 P

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I Googled "How to run faster" and the third result was

Overview: How to Run Faster

"If you can run 5 or 6 miles, you're ready to boost your speed and fitness."

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible. -- St Francis of Assisi
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7/2/14 9:37 P

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I would work myself up to a run on a treadmill when there are days that aren't the greatest outside. I am just starting to get to that now. It'll take me a while to get back to normal.

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6/30/14 8:14 P

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I don't really know how to help you with this, but there are some great articles on this subject online. Try going to Runner's World and cheecking out some articles there.

Keep us posted on how you're doing.


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6/27/14 2:18 P

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I have ran off and on for the past 6 years. I usually just run as fast as I feel like running, but I think I want something more. I haven't ran consistently in several months so I am going 3 minute jog, 30 second walk intervals to start building some endurance.

I get that "fast" has different meanings for everyone. My PR's are at such:

2 mile- 9:06 per mile
10K- 9:54 per mile
Half- 10:13 per mile
Full- 10:55 per mile

I would like to start doing some speed work because I want faster times. I don't want to be satisfied any more with just finishing a race. I don't have super high goals to win my divisions or anything, but I want some improvement.

There is a middle school track about a half mile away from my house that also happens to sit beside a road that has a steady incline so I can run up and down that. I figured I could start there, but I don't know when I should start because I am just starting to run again and what I should do on the track.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Amy "Aims "

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Wife to Jay, the police officer.

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