Try these eight tips courtesy of Lauren Jimison and work your way toward better running.

Most of us love to think that simply hitting the pavement or hopping on a trail is the only key factor to getting fit. But there are many things we can do to become fitter and faster outside of running.

Here are eight tips to help you become a stronger, faster and fitter runner.

1. Use Recovery Tools
2. Kick Up Your Feet
3. Practice Positivity
4. Eat Well
5. Do Drills To Improve Form And Develop Speed
6. Get Your Body Worked On
7. Go To Sleep
8. Listen To Your Body