A Simple Trick to Run Faster Effortlessly

Run faster with this simple trick that is easy to learn. Use your mind to teach your body to go faster. 

Learn how to utilize the power of your mind to trick your body into running faster without extra physical effort. 


Run Faster Effortlessly


Practice this technique after you have been running for a few minutes and completed your warm up. Then place your focus on your chest while you continue to run.  Become aware of your heart and how powerful it is. Feel your connection with its power.  You can enhance this feeling by directing your breath into this area.

When you feel a strong connection, imagine that there is a cord attached to your heart and that it is pulling you forward. You are not using your energy to go forward. The cord is pulling you along and it is doing all the work.  Allow the cord to do its work and let yourself be pulled forward at a faster pace. 

Run Faster

Maintain this visualization for a few minutes or as long as you can but no more than three minutes. Your pace will become faster without extra physical effort or stress; and with regular repetition, your body will get used to running at a faster pace. It will gradually feel more and more comfortable running at this new pace.

This visualization exercise requires concentration and a focusing of the mind. This is not always easy and every day will be different. However, as we continue to exercise our mental muscles, we will become mentally stronger and more prepared to overcome the many challenges we face while running.

This simple trick can also help us get up those hills or overcome tiredness while running. It's very versatile :) 

The idea for this technique came from a book I read a number of years ago. It is called, Body Mind Mastery by Dan Millman. Although this book was written about 20 years ago, the content is still very relevant. You can access another technique and excerpt from this book in this article, Relaxation Exercises for Runners.

Dan Millman is also the author of my all time favourite book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, which provided the  inspiration for the naming of this  website! 

Visualization techniques are used by many professional athletes, who attest to their effectiveness. Visualizations can help you overcome any difficulties you are having with running, such as race anxiety, injuries, poor running form, fatigue, feeling sluggish, etc.

These techniques are effective because they allow you to use the power of your mind to master running. Your mind is a powerful tool. Don't underestimate what it can achieve.


Read more about Visualization Techniques 

Also, check out this Race Visualization Exercise



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