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Subject: RE: Video of Alan Webb's Double
Too upper body dominant. In the 1500 he carries his right arm way to low, it makes him run like a strong (slow)sprinter instead of an efficent middle distance guy with resources. He almost looked good at the halfway mark of th e5 k, but he looks like he thinks strength is his answer and he ends up using too much of that and not enough fluidity.
Like a high school kid who found the weightroom and can't let go.
I can see why he is doubling up. The coach is trying to flatten him out and get him running efficiently. Unfortunately he has tremendous capability, and these slow races don't do anything more than reinforce his bad habits.
He needs to drop weight, let his arms follow instead of lead, and get more action on the ground instead of lifting his knees. He's slightly out of sync in the power phase. He has so much and uses so little. Spends it all in the air.
I could fix him in 2 weeks in training. In a race it may take longer.
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