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    What are the best conditions for sprinting?

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    I am talking about the surface. Barefoot Ted talked about running barefoot and said its best to run on a hard, flat surface. Even better than sand and grass.

    But, what about sprinting? It then makes sense to sprint in VFF's on a hard, flat surface too. But, I can't see Barefoot Ted sprinting so I am not sure. It's such a quick strike.

    Michael, the olympian sprinter, was teaching us how to sprint properly. That was on grass.

    Now, I am officially unsure. What do you guys think?
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    I dunno, but I think a sprint is a sprint is a sprint! I like grass, or dirt myself.

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    I prefer grass with spikes, I easily push past the traction on VFF's when sprinting and doing high speed agility work
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    Sprinting is easiest on water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Sprinting is easiest on water.
    Thank you. I am 40 minutes from Lake Michigan so when its warm enough I will have to make a trip there once a week.
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    A hill

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    I like the push from a hard packed beach. I find the uneven-ness of grass to slow me down and the hardness of the road to be jarring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slesca View Post
    I like the push from a hard packed beach. I find the uneven-ness of grass to slow me down and the hardness of the road to be jarring.
    I actually agree with this. I need to live on a beach.... easy!
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    I like sprinting in my VFF on grass. My best, most "comfortable" sprinting is indeed barefoot on a nice, flat sidewalk. It just feels right for some reason. The concrete gives me the best grip. Barefoot on pavement sucks usually.
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    I usually sprint on the grass and uphill. But not always.
    I like the intensity, up hill. And the ground is easier on my knees than the pavement.

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