What does it take to run faster?

I recently asked some running folk to think about what they needed to shed in order to be a better runner. As well as responding to the image I used (a shed snake skin; a relatively unusual winter find here in the mid-south of England!), someone commented: “That the pace I ran (after running for 3 or 4 years) was the fastest I would ever be.” So how do you get faster? Well, there are two key areas for development: 1. Practising running faster 2. Letting go of how fast you thi