What track and field event demands the most/hardest training


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Re: What track and field event demands the most/hardest trai

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:54 am

dj wrote:
ATK wrote:But a walker will never walk faster than they can run...


Depends on the distance. For different people there are different points at which walking becomes more efficient and faster than running. Granted, that's beyond 50km for elite athletes, but still . . .


Even there a walk-run would be faster. Unless you are a porter in Nepal carrying a 50 kilo bag. But even there they would jog downhill. And barefoot too.

But, really, for almost everyone, once you get past 5mph it is much more efficient, and natural, to run.
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Re: What track and field event demands the most/hardest trai

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:40 pm

dj wrote:
ATK wrote:But a walker will never walk faster than they can run...


Depends on the distance. For different people there are different points at which walking becomes more efficient and faster than running. Granted, that's beyond 50km for elite athletes, but still . . .


The walker could basically walk but not be constrained by the 'lifting' restriction; should be at least incrementally faster I would think.
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Re: What track and field event demands the most/hardest trai

Postby spammer » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:16 pm

Would anyone vote for cross country? Even though, in the United States, we have a high school and college system firmly established, there will probably never be a US cross country runner in the top ten in the world in our lifetime. Just the time it takes to attend one college class makes it impossible to be a world top ten cross country. I think they are competing at a level that is beyond our understanding. We have many world class decathletes, etc.
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Re: What track and field event demands the most/hardest trai

Postby lonewolf » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:26 pm

Didja ever notice that little kids seldom walk?
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