Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Turn and Burn

Often during our workouts, our athletes find themselves running a course that involves a stop and turn, or reversal of direction. These natural changes in velocity are excellent opportunities to work on changes in running tempo. Peak speeds in a running piece are often very close to being equivalent between athletes. But, the athlete that is able to decelerate quickly and re-accelerate quickly often is able to open up a significant gap on their competitors. (In addition to increasing their own total work capacity and power output of course...)

So, the moral of the story is, don't loaf in the turns. Get in and get out.

coach K

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