Scientists often describe the physical observations of sprinting and that cannot be confused we what we should be doing as athletes. Each and every one of us will describe a different feeling when we speak about sprinting. Just because we observe someone sprinting with good knee lift does not mean we should “try” to lift the knees. Just because we see triple extension does not mean that we should “try” to achieve complete extension. Just because we see a someone step over does not mean we should try to step over. Obviously I can keep this up all day, but this raises a few questions that I have for you as athletes and coaches.
1. What are “your” perceptions towards sprinting?
2. What do/did “you” feel when you set a personal best?
3. Do your mechanics look anything like you “think” they look? What is different and what is the same?
4. What do you feel we should actively focus on during sprinting? Do these things abide by the “natural” laws of physics?