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Hi fellow Demons, hope everyone is having a good week. Let me know how everyone’s training is progressing? Is anyone training for any events or races?

I Logged two runs at the beginning of the week, a 42 min and a 43 min run at 70% effort. During one of my runs, a runner passed me going twice my speed. As I was watching their stride, it seemed like their tempo was about the same as mine and their stride length wasn’t much different than mine either yet they were running almost twice as fast as me. It did seem like their foot strike had very short ground time though which is one thing I observed that was different. Perhaps I still need to work on less ground time or maybe some of my force is being wasted going in a backward motion instead of forwards. John, could leaving my foot on the ground too long make this much difference in speed? Your thoughts?
My 3rd run this week was a 27 min hike up the M trail. I jogged 5 40 yard intervals during my hike. Next time I will do my intervals based on time though. John, do you have any recommendation about jogging intervals when hiking the M? Should I be training for 70% effort during intervals or should I be training for Power?
Have a great weekend!