Running is all about efficiency. For the beginning or average runner, this does not mean much. However, this is a very important aspect of running. By perfecting all the steps below, it is possible to knock at least ten percent off your time. For example, if you run five-hour marathon pace, this means you will be able easily to take at least 30 minutes off your time without running any harder. If you run a four-hour marathon this means you can knock about 24 minutes off your time. Some of the tips do take concentration, while others are as easy as tying your shoe, and they all add up to getting you across the finish line in a shorter amount of time without expending any extra energy.
Some of the practices below can be incorporated into your daily run. Others are only useful on race day.