Hear me out. Consider the possibility of increasing your speed while reducing tension in your body. Just five minutes of pre-run meditation can help you make this happen by easing residual tension (habitual inefficient energy use) before you even lace up, freeing up all available resources to take flight.
About six weeks before the Olympic Marathon Trials, Lauren Fleshman called me with some good news. She was receiving an award from Running USA (link to site) – as a female leader in the sport. The 2015 Trailblazer award! Past winners included some of our heroes, including Mary Wittenberg and Tracey Russell.