>Running 101>Does surface explains the speed difference?
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2012-goals: stay injury-free, build a stable aerobic base, transition to running barefoot run barefoot as long as temperatures allow it
Run more km than I did in 2010 (45) 2009 (95) 2007 (148) 2006 (222) 2008 (234) 2011 (best year yet: 318 km)
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As to the differences in time, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
So: Is a rather hard surface (asphalt, concrete...) always 'slower' than a soft one (dirt, grass, Finnish track?
Oh. Mr. Pangborn. Right. According to him (and he had a really cute daughter - so I respect him), running on a softer surface would absorb energy that would otherwise be propelling you forward; with a harder surface, the energy would be working for you.Go run in the soft sand of the beach and see how fast you go.
Go run in the soft sand of the beach and see how fast you go.
And do you know the difference between a European and an American?
For a European 150km is 'far, far away'. For an American 150 years is 'long, long ago'.
Scout7 got it right, as is his habit.
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