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|Author: ||why strides?|
|Subject: ||RE: Bored X coach, willing to give unwanted advice|
Too short? How long are your strides? Sprinters do 10 and 20m sprints and it helps them a ton.
It isn't a fascination, it is about keeping your speed all year along, so when speed work comes you didn't take steps back. Strides and short sprints should be in any competitive runners arsenal weekly.
50-100m, usually. Sprinters are sprinting so it makes sense that they sprint. Distance runners aren't sprinting so to me it makes no sense.
I mean too short as in, not at all relevant to 5ks/10ks. I'm never ever sprinting in a 5k/10k until the very end, and then I'm too fatigued to properly sprint like I would a sprint at the end of an easy day. So it's not speed that's the problem, so why work on it all the time?
So I really guess I don't understand. How do you lose speed in the first place to the point where you have to 'practice' it with 50m strides? What kind of speed are we talking about and how is it in any way relevant to anything over a 400 where speed is never a limiting factor?
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