The Shocking Truth about Sprinting Workouts (from Xero Shoes)

Most people associate barefoot running with long distance. But Xero Shoes CEO, Steven Sashen, is a Masters All-American sprinter… the opposite of a marathoner.

And while people view the effort, determination, and sometimes near-death experiences of the ultra runner with great respect, sprinting is still the sport that crowns “The Fastest Man in the World.”

Sure, distance running is hard. But sprinting is WAY hard for a whole different reason, and Sashen explains why here.

Whether you run in shoes or bare feet or in sandals, I’m sure you’ll never look at a track workout the same after seeing this video.

What do you think?

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7 thoughts on “The Shocking Truth about Sprinting Workouts (from Xero Shoes)

  1. Steven… I love the uphill both ways.

  2. In the snow, barefoot!!!!!!

  3. I guess it’s all about perspective, isn’t it? 🙂

  4. What a great laugh to start an early morning run! (especially knowing I’m about to strap into my Z Trails)

  5. Good one! Now I know why sprinting is so much harder than distance running (and why sprinters are built, whereas ultra distance … not so much).

  6. I forgot this was supposed to be a joke and you had me until the very end. But in all seriousness, I used to incorporate sprints into my runs but lately have been just focusing on running. I added 6 sprint accelerations into last night’s run and felt a difference in the power I was able to tap into during the regular run. Thanks for the reminder – albeit as a goof.

  7. I live in Michigan and I drive “up north” on weekends and return “down south”. I had always wondered why my mileage was always much better when I came back and now I get it. Driving up north I’m going uphill! Duh-UH! Thanks for this science-based video! I always feel better when I understand things scientifically.

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