How to run a faster 5k
If you are looking to get into endurance running and want to get faster then there are a few things you can do. Firstly, run. You need to make sure that if your goal is to run then you are running. However, you also will want to add in some plyometrics, squats, lunges, single leg squats and exercises for the core. Make sure you follow a gradual plan to avoid injury from over training or increasing milage too quickly.
Boost muscular endurance
You can boost muscular endurance with certain supplements. Supplements we recommend for endurance include:
- Caffeine - This keeps you alert and improves your focus. It also helps to delay fatigue making those longer sessions more manageable.
- Beta-alanine - This supplement has been found to help to reduce fatigue during HIIT and improve performance.
- BCAAs - These have been found to decrease the production of lactate, helping you to increase your endurance in your exercise.
Endurance training such as cycling, running, rowing or even taking part in a cross fit competition is going to require you to have some energy to keep you going. Many athletes decide to take caffeine, whether that is in the form of a pre workout or just a decent black coffee. The benefit of pre workout for endurance training is that it reduces your perception of fatigue which can help you go on for longer. This will help make those long rides, runs or rows that little bit easier.