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The Logic of Long Distance
What exactly are strides?
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This might be a dumb question, but how do strides differ from farleks--are fartleks just less structured?
His book says this workout is to improve "running economy". Will this make me faster or will speed come with other workouts? Pfitzinger has 2 other speed workouts, lactate threshold and VO2max.
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To answer your question, Pfitzinger actually classifies striders as a "form" workout not a "speed" workout. Its main purpose is to train you to hold good running form while moving at a faster pace. As such, while running the striders, it is more important to focus on your form, breathing, arm swing, posture, hip rotation, turnover rate, etc. than your actual pace.
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That brings up another question then.....how fast should I run the strides? Should they be done at "race" pace or should I do them as fast as I can while maintaining form? Pftiz's Advance Marathoning simply says "accelerate up to full speed over the first 70 meters"