those times are inspirational . . . trying to visualize myself going that fast, seeing it in my mind comes before doing it, perhaps all we have to do is visualize. heck, I might just do my track intervals in my mind. haha.
interesting observation by the coach on the over-contraction of the hamstring. I can see that argument. Another strike against all our hamstrings is all the sitting we modern humans do, which places stress on the hamstring by constantly over-stretching them. and also tightens up the hip flexors. both these forces spell trouble for the hamstring when running.
Bill, thanks; good point re visualization and hamstring inaction!
Keep working on those speed drills (it will come) and get well!
here's that article I was referencing. I guess it's somewhat tangential to your point in the stride. but good info nonetheless, the point being that the solution to tight hamstrings (chronically overstretched due to sitting) is not to stretch them more, but to stretch out the opposing muscle group, the hip flexors and quads. anyway, it all relates to the issue of hamstring health. http://www.fleetfeetstlouis.com/news/hamstrings-al...
Ah yes-I get it! Reason to keep doing the hip exercises:-)