Monday, June 13, 2005

sprints

Speed is a product of stride length and stride rate. When you're tired during a workout or during sprints at the end of practice and you feel that you can't maintain both, pick one of them and maintain that, rather than cheating on both. If you're maintaining your stride length, just think about keeping your form, with head still, arms moving forward and not left-right, and good steps.

(Nothing more to read.)

8 comments:

luke said...

i suspect you should work on turnover when you're tired: working on stride length when fatigued likely to cause overstriding likely to cause injury.

Barrett said...

Given what has transpired in these comments so far, Jim, please post in the near future on, say, strategies for keeping focused throughout 20 minutes of indian runs, and I'll critique.

parinella said...

Wouldn't know. I refuse to do them as a protest against the insensitivity of the European oppressors.

Wicks said...

Or perhaps, strategies for staying focused during an endzone drill?

Barrett said...
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Barrett said...

Perhaps that would be useful as well, Nathan -- I'm not the young man I was 5-6 years ago, when my focus, particularly on Thursady nights under the lights, was keen indeed.

parinella said...

I believe that Mr. Wicks and Mr. Barrett are each referring to incidents where I lost it at practice. I will soon be making a new blog entry.

Wicks said...

I am not sure what Rob was referring to about Thursday nights - Jim tearing off his shirt after being mauled (by Rob?), Rob breaking my nose, or Bill rather forcefully telling Rob where to cut during an endzone drill (or maybe it was where not to cut? Mostly I remember being afraid of Bill.)? Ah, Thursday nights at Lexington...don't miss that much.