Distance vs Sprint - Anyone else a switcher?

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    Sep 23, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    I started running long distance when I was 17 and continued up until I was 24. Mostly 5Ks and half marathons. Anything longer than 13 miles was pretty brutal on my body.

    Then, last Feb, I had to completely give up distance running when I started weight lifting. Now, I can sprint really fast, but running over a mile practically kills me.

    To tell you the truth, I think I'm an innate sprinter, and I think I was always going against the grain running distance. Still, I really miss it. icon_cry.gif

    Anyone else on here switch from distance to sprinting or sprinting to distance? Do you miss the the other? Can you still do both?
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    Sep 25, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    i suck at sprint.
    i mean i always squeeze extra juice at the end of a 5 or 10k race, but that's not real sprint.

    i know it depends largely on the fast or slow twitch fiber predominance in muscles. Maybe you have more fast twitch than you thought.

    but i can understand you missing the 5 k or longer. The depth in those races is amazing. And being pulled by a pack of runners is something to be lived.

    but you want to beef up and walk down the beach turning heads on the way, hahaha. so you pay the price..:p