How to Sprint Longer Faster

How to Sprint Longer Faster
Sprints are short running races where the speed of the run is generally valued over endurance. Sprinting is the act of running purely for speed. Common sprinting distances range from 60 to 400 meters. Sprinting can be a difficult task, even when you are specially trained, especially for longer distances.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Pasta
  • Pasta
Step 1
Eat carbohydrates the night before sprinting. Eating a meal of pasta or another lean, starchy food will best store energy for the following day.
Step 2
Keep your face and neck relaxed while sprinting. Any added tension in your face or neck muscles will release unnecessary energy that should be used for your sprinting.
Step 3
Hold your elbows at 90-degree angles. Keep your elbows in this formation to cut through the air quickly and maintain a strong formation, which will help you with your speed and agility.
Step 4
Run on the balls of your feet while speeding up. This bounce will allow your body to easily run as fast as possible without injuring yourself.
Step 5
Practice aerobic exercise when not sprinting. Aerobic exercise will increase your agility and stamina so you will be able to sprint for a longer period of time.

Tips & Warnings

 
Time yourself with a stopwatch to determine whether your speed and endurance have improved.
 
Do not sprint while injured, especially with a foot, knee or ankle industry.

Article Written By Megan Smith

Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.