Getting faster is the dream/goal of most all runners. I know I’d like to be a faster joggler. But according to this latest research out of Seattle Pacific University there is an optimal speed at which everybody runs. Unfortunately, this speed is different for everyone.
That means Usain Bolt is just naturally faster than you. In fact, if you tried to go as fast as him you wouldn’t be burning energy at your most efficient rate.
I’ve always believed that with enough training I could get faster. There’s nothing about this study indicating that’s not true. However, this does mean it will be harder for me than for a pro. Darn.