Why It's Almost Impossible to Run 100 Meters In 9 Seconds | WIRED
Sprint faster in 0.5 seconds
When it comes to natty motivational tricks, you can forget your mantras. The eyes have it. Simply focusing on a tree in the distance can help you run towards it 23% faster. According to researchers at New York University, locking your gaze onto an object ahead of you makes it appear a third closer to you – a perception that produces bursts of energy and leads to less physical exertion.
While this may sound like a rudimentary trick, keeping an eye on the horizon also straightens out your form so you maintain an upright posture rather than leaning forward, which tends to happen when your legs feel the burn. Invest in moisture-wicking socks with padded heels (£10 nike.com) to banish blisters and you’re scientifically out of excuses to take your eyes off the now-not-so-distant finish line. That’s what we call a visualisation technique.
Ground control to major gains
Don’t leave a single mental stone unturned when you’re pounding the pavement in search of a PB
Music is the answer
TheJournal of Sport and Exercise Physiology found that music diverts attention from feelings of fatigue.
Play a numbers game
Count street signs or bus stops rather than minutes or miles. Fresh stats set new goals, and you’ll push to hit them.
Don’t do anything
A tired brain pre-workout means exhausted stamina.
Video: How to Run a Faster 100 Meter Dash
26 Body Language Signs That Mean Hes Into You
Mathematician Katherine Johnson was an integral part of figuring out the first moon landings path
Jessica Drake’s Guide to Stimulating All Your Partner’s Senses DuringSex
Anemia Treatments, Anemia Complications
Health Risks of STDs for Women
How to Dispose of Tampons
Brined Turkey Breast with Currant Glaze
How to Reduce Sebum Production
How to Run Faster: 25 Simple Tips to Follow
What Is an SNRI