Look at races. Who can destroy the others (runners of similar ability in a distance race) during the last 100-200m? FT guys are struggling to hold on for the entire race but often have just enough left for a last, devastating kick at the end to win the race. Championship races are a great example for that. ST guys like Salazar, Ryan Hall, Ingebrigtsen, or Paula Radcliffe won't be able to win international championships in track races. They realize they need to run away from the field at one point. If they can't do that, they are toast.
Absolutely wrong. In addition, I am quite confident that Magness never said something like that.
A kick at the end of the race is dependent on how deep into your anaerobic reserves you went during the race, thus mostly dependent on your aerobic fitness. There is also a significant neuromuscular component in the ability to change gears.
Standing broad jump, single leg hop test, all are indicative of muscle fiber ratio.
So what is your standing broad jump pr? Or how many meters can you cover with ten single legged hops? My guess is you’ve never done either.
Lactate testing. A ST monster might only be able to produce 8 mmol after an all-out 400 (which would also be slow, compared to his 5k/10k race performances). That's very low. A FT runner can probably reach 17+ mmol after a hard effort, and the 400 would be much faster.
I agree that it's not always black and white, and being underdeveloped aerobically also has big influence.
So what’s your lactate after a 400m sprint? Wait, you’ve never done that either.
Phil, you are not ‘FT’. This is what you tell yourself to feel better about your times. You are probably a 5k-10k runner but underdeveloped aerobically. You are better at shorter distances because you have not trained well for longer distances. You kick people down at the end of 16:30 races because ... well it doesn’t take much speed to sprint in a 16:30 race and you don’t have the aerobic conditioning to sustain a fast pace from the start. You get a second wind at the end because when you thought you were struggling you were actually doing alright.
Stop deluding yourself. Or if I’m wrong, go to the track and break 11 second for 100m.