Sprinting vs long distance?
why is that that i am rather fast at sprinting but after doing a fast jog for 350metres i get tierd and want to rest, and after i sprint 100m i feel great and hardly tierd??
you just havent built up the stamina to run for that long yet. Short sprints mainly rely on short bursts of anerobic energy(it doesnt rely on breathing in oxegen as much) while jogging requires that you have good aerobic levels of fitness, ie good lung capacity. Its not as intense but it takes much more out of you in the long run. Look how tired 400metre sprinters are compared to the 100m guys after a race...
working same muscles for longer period of time. long distance does a number on thighs, knees, ankles, and feet. sprinting works out same muscle groups, yet for a shorter duration.
maybe you're not breathing correctly? better your air flow, less pain you'll feel. (reason why your muscles hurt is because of acid. more oxygen, less acid)
you probably have more fast twitch muscle fibers which are help in sprinting and explosion but not as many slow twitch which are what long distance runners have which help endurance and running long distance. Both kinds can be converted so which do you like better distance or sprinting and choose if you run track
When sprinting 350 meters you have used up your energy system that is used for short sprints. You must stress yourself to increase your body's ability to run further at top speed. In the 100 meters you have not run a long enough time to deplete the energy. You don't need to see a doctor there is nothing wrong with you. If you want to run long sprints you will have to do repeat intervals so your body can tolerate higher levels of lactic acid. It takes time to adapt to this type of racing.
Sprinting and distance running are actually two very different types of running...although 350m isn't really long distance, but clearly longer than 100m. Sprinting 100m is an anaerobic activity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/anaerobic_r... which uses a great deal of calf and quad muscle. The focus here is more on form and speed. For longer distances, an aerobic activity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/aerobic_res... you need to focus on form, breathing, and pacing yourself. The muscles used here are more typically your hamstrings. This is probably an over-simplified description, but hopefully it sheds some light on your question.
Distance runner...I can't sprint to save my life.
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