Strategy for improving race times 

How to smash all your Personal Bests

Improving your running race times can be a challenging but rewarding goal. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just starting out, there are strategies you can use to help you achieve your goal.


In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips and strategies for improving your running race times and my personal experiences. Want to become a faster runner? Then keep on reading! 

Before we dive into the specifics of how YOU can improve all your running times, I want to highlight that it is SUPER important to listen to your body. If at one point your body gives you signals that you are doing too much, listen!!! And if you don’t know where to start and are afraid of getting injured, I would highly recommened seeking help of a professional coach that can help you with achieving your goals. 

Without further ado, lets dive into the details on how YOU can become faster: 


  1. Set a Specific Goal: The first step in improving your running race times is to set a specific goal. This could be a particular time you want to achieve, or it could be a personal best you want to beat. Don’t compare your times with those of other runners. It is YOU VS YOU.

  2. Develop a Training Plan: A training plan is essential for improving your race times. This should include a mix of different types of runs, such as interval training, tempo runs, and long runs. Make sure to incorporate rest days into your plan as well to allow your body to recover. If you feel unsure about this part, consult a professional coach to see if they can help you.

  3. Incorporate Strength Training: Strength training can help improve your running economy, which can lead to faster race times. Focus on exercises that target your lower body, such as squats, lunges, and calf raises.

  4. Work on Your Form: Proper running form can help improve your efficiency and reduce your risk of injury. Focus on maintaining good posture, taking quick and light steps, and landing on your midfoot.

  5. Practice Race Pace: Incorporate race pace intervals into your training runs to get used to running at a faster pace. This can help you maintain your pace during a race and avoid burning out too quickly.

  6. Fuel Properly: Proper nutrition is important for fueling your runs and aiding in recovery. Focus on consuming a balanced diet with plenty of carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.

  7. Get Enough Rest: Rest is just as important as training when it comes to improving your race times. Make sure to get enough sleep each night and incorporate rest days into your training plan.


Improving your running race times takes time, dedication and patience. By setting a specific goal, developing a training plan, incorporating strength training, working on your form, practicing race pace, fueling properly, and getting enough rest, you can improve your race times and achieve your running goals.

If you feel like you could use some extra motivation or help, feel free to fill out the form below and I will contact you as soon as possible. 


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