Tricks of the Track: How Running in Circles Can Help You Get Faster

It’s a harmless oval of synthetic rubber. It’s perfectly measured, free of obstacles or elevation changes. It’s been engineered to be the best surface to run on anywhere.

So why does a running track evoke fear, intimidation, and even disgust among some runners? I would bet that it’s even less popular than the dreaded treadmill (which by the way, is also a great place to run).

On today’s Run to the Top, we explore:

  • the common and perhaps misguided perceptions of track running, 
  • how you can use the track to get faster and improve, and 
  • the important rules of the track, so you won’t look like newbie out there, even if you’ve never run on a track before.

And we also go into why you just might learn to love it. Yep, it’s possible!

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