05 Jul '15, 7pm

Focus on these three components prior to starting speed work

Focus on these three components prior to starting speed work

It's a mistake to think you're stuck with the body you're born with. You're not. While an elite distance runner like Galen Rupp is never going to emerge with Usain Bolt's body, there's no question that Rupp can add sprinter characteristics to his build. That's why Alberto Salazar, who coaches Rupp and his training partner, double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah, said of his athletes in a recent interview with The Oregonian : "They are more than just a pair of lungs on legs." They are muscles, nerves, connective tissue and more. And their program stresses workouts that improve strength and stride mechanics--the forerunners to speed.

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