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Poster: northwest master
Subject: RE: Myth: Masters Lose Top End (100m-400m) Speed At A Greater Proportion Than Longer Distance Ability
Good morning ~
Top end speed probably goes away faster as we age for more than the obvious reason (we age), & because we stop working those muscles for fear of the dreaded injury bug or if I only have an hour, then I might as well shoot for 8 - 10 mile run?!
I really have no idea what I could run an All-Out 100, 200 or even 400 now. These are more-or-less controlled strides or pick-up distances.
Track workouts today (almost 49) usually start out with some warm-up 400's to find the rhythm for the workout - not to blast them. After 800's or 1000's or Mile's, it might end with some 200 striders in 28-30 (not all out).
For my events (which have always been the events that I have enjoyed since HS - 800, 1500, mile, 3k) - speed endurance workouts are the norm.
Last night while I was warming up for an Indoor workout, I asked one of the local Masters Sprinters what his workout was for the night. He said he would be working on his starts (10x out of the blocks). As I continued my warm-up, I was thinking that my "starts" would = doing some 400's.
Use it or lose it - I guess?!
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