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Speed and age - The bad news is that speed declines with age; the good news is that you can arrest, even reverse, this degenerative process
Example SAQ training workout
Frappier acceleration program
If you need to know if you’re getting faster over time, these are the tests for you
Bounding to increase your running speed
The Frappier super treadmill
Speed hill training improves performance in football, rugby, basketball, cricket - and even running
Speed Parachutes: Displaying their bold maize and blue colors, the chutes billow out behind runners during workouts, attached by cords to the athletes' chests.
Why tapering after intense training boosts sprinting speed
Overspeed Training: Does making your legs work faster than normal actually make you a quicker athlete?
This New Zealand research shows why it makes sense to boost your lactate threshold running speed.
Speed Training: If you want to improve your one-mile times, follow these speed-building workouts.
The Gender Gap 1: Women are getting slower; men are getting faster?
The Gender Gap 2: Women are getting slower; men are getting faster?
Speed training is important for distance runners
"run-play" Training: These workouts can boost fitness, speed, endurance and correct weaknesses - and are fun to do.
Increasing Speed: Short Intervals: Athletes use short intervals to increase speed, add variety to their workouts, and improve anaerobic power and lactic-acid tolerance, but short-interval sessions aren't without problems.