??long distance runs vs sprints??

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  1. iroodaz

    iroodaz New User

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    Hello everyone
    I need some sources,links or quotes from books to prove our team's fitness coach who is swimming team coach too that after running long distance for about a month and therefore building aerobic base there is no need to do this and it slows down speed of us and it's time for the sprints and an interval training program that is most about the phosphagen energy releasing system(runs with heart rate of 90-100 and lasting 5-10 seconds).By the way i've visited Marius_Hancu links and read the things that atatu quoted from some books in the thread named endurace?
    Any help is really appreciated.


    P.S. sorry for my bad English
     
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    Tell him Ano said so, and I seconded him. :)

    Actually, if everyone is running, say, three miles under 20 minutes, then they are ready for sprints. But, what do you mean by long runs? I use to do three miles every day in college, plus sprints.

    Swimming is stuck in some old school ways at the lower levels. Er, well, at some of the elite schools as well. They do some very long training sessions. Why a college 100 meter guy needs to do 400 meter repeats in the pool is beyond me. Why he needs to do IM drills is beyond me. But, many college coaches feed such workouts to all their swimmers. You can't argue with success either. America has some of the best swimmers in the world. I'd say on per capita basis only Australia and S. Africa have as high a success rate.

    Just my scattered thoughts.

    -Robert
     
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    Thank u all.
     
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