25 Aug '14, 4pm

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Are Hill Sprints a Secret Weapon for Injury Prevention and Speed? by Jason Fitzgerald Tweet How many of us sprint on a regular basis? My guess: only a tiny minority of runners ever sprint. It’s important to understand the definition of the word sprint: it’s to run as fast as you can . It’s a maximum effort, at maximum intensity, with 100% power. It’s as fast as you can possibly go. But most of us never run at an all-out effort. If we run strides , those are about 95-98% effort but aren’t truly a sprint. Back in college, I sprinted all the time: at the end of races and during many workouts. Sometimes I even raced a 400m relay (!) requiring this distance runner to sprint way outside of his comfort zone. Now, sprinting is a rarity. And to be truthful, I feel less powerful as a runner because I rarely engage my leg muscles this way. But there’s one workout I’ve done regularly ...

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