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What you can do to run faster

Ever line up next to that guy wearing shorts and gloves at a December Jingle Bell Jog? After the race starts you think you are doing ok, so you just stay with him for a while. Long about the first mile split the race is over for you and you just coast the rest of the way, getting one of your worst times. Wouldn’t it be great to start pulling away from this guy in the last mile? Well here are some little tricks that just might make that happen. On your daily runs start off from the very first step going your absolute fastest. Try and keep this up for at least a quarter mile.

Put your race on the race calendar

The US Race Calendar is the national running race calendar that runners and race directors add their races to.

Runners can find races to run and add their races. Running clubs can use this site for their own website. Logged in runners add, update and delete their own content. Runners can comment on races, upload race entry forms, results and add race pictures. Put your race or running club on the race calendar (free).

The US Race Calendar is a community website for runners

The US Race Calendar is the place for runners to talk about races. Keep a racing blog or comment on races. Add your running clubs latest news, meetings and races. Add a blog about your favorite training run and all users can comment on it. All users can email each other if they choose. They can also choose not to receive emails from other users. It is a choice in their user profile.

What I wear running in the winter

Bit of a chilly run today. It is 13 degrees and windy. I wore two layers of everything including gloves. I like those big fuzzy yellow work gloves with the black cotton work gloves inside. My hands stay warm at any temperature with those. Over a t-shirt I had a hooded sweatshirt with a vinyl windbreaker. I also wear a stocking cap under the hood. I hate those stocking caps that keep sliding down over your eyes. I also remove the string on hood or stuff them in side so they don't swing back and forth sometimes hitting your cold cheeks. On days like this I wear two pairs of runners tights.

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