Any tips for getting a faster time? Right now i'm running about a 21:30-22:00 3-mile time and i want to get it down to 19:00 by the summer. 18:00 is my main goal but i'm kind of a newbie when it comes to running so i dont know how realistic that is. Lately what i've been doing is running timed miles. Like if i can only do 3 miles at a 7:30 clip, i'll get on a track and push for a 7:00 mile. Then the next time i run, i try running at the same pace but for a slightly longer distance. I build up that way till i get to 3 miles. I also throw in some sprints at the end maybe once a week. Should i keep going like this or are there any better strategies?