I've been studying "speed" for 35 years...speed moving forward that is. In 99% of my races, the goal has been to complete the distance, long or short, running, biking, swimming or all three together, as fast as I possibly can. Much of what I've learned I've learned the hard way, often just learning from my failures or dumb moves.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing a tip or two per post on how to gain speed so those finish times can be as low as possible. Some tips will be big-picture, long-term advice, some will be medium-term action points and some can be implemented immediately. Application of what I post will need to be individualize since all of us are at different points in our racing journey and at different ages. I'm 57 and trying to hang on to some speed as I feel it slowly slipping away with age. I've set a few PRs (personal records) in the last few years, but, when it comes to running for example, I said bye bye to my PRs a long time ago. Now, I'm just trying to run as fast as I can at 57.