[quote author="Josh Hurlebaus" date="1248825596"]Submax sprinting is a better way to maintain form through out a speed endurance run. If you are going at your absolute threshold for maxV for repeat 120s for speed endurance (or any other SE distance for that matter), good luck at making the workout a quality one.
Is speed endurance even considered sprinting?
Either way I was more referring to people who do max workouts then subsequent decreased intensity workouts for recovery instead of resting properly[/quote] Well they have done studies on various forms of active recovery versus just rest and active recovery has always won out, so….
And how is speed endurance not sprinting?
[quote author="davan" date="1248828768"]Do you run as fast in training as you do in meets? I would be surprised if you run even within 2 tenths of your personal best. I have training and competition times from numerous athletes in a variety of programs and few people ever run as fast in training as they are able to in meets. Which then leads to the question, why not slow down yourself just a little bit, allow for more volume and better quality in the runs and see what happens?
Depends how efficiently the taper is achieved. Weakminded people may run faster with crowds and adrenaline pumping. If you are a professional, you will run like a professional (i.e. consistently).[/quote]
Weakminded? Like Maurice Greene, Ato, and numerous other athletes known to have run significantly slower in practice than in meets? Yep, really weakminded and unprofessional.