Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is an attorney in private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Outside of his work as an attorney, Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque is a passionate runner.
If you’re trying to increase your speed, start with establishing a baseline. This entails recording body fat and weight so that you can keep track of your progress as you train. Although you may not see improvements in your speed right away, seeing the improvements in your body will serve as proof that you are getting better. Without establishing a baseline, runners are more likely to take long breaks from training. While a little time off is beneficial, runners must train throughout the year if they want to improve their overall speed.
Running hills can also help increase running speed. Although many runners prefer flat areas, hills promote faster muscle growth in the legs and improve lung capacity, which translates to increased speed over time. Runners should not take this as advice to avoid tracks. Standard tracks make it easy for runners to keep track of the distance they are running. They also make it easier for runners to vary the intensity of their runs and practice different step cycles for an additional boost to speed.
Geoff Scovil received a BA in history, philosophy, and ethnic studies from the University of Texas at Austin.