Andrew, I welcome your opinion but runners need strength, look at what Salatzar said about Mo when he first came to Portland.
"Alberto said I ran like a girl. I didn't use my arms when I was sprinting. When I was tired I was all over the place. I was weak. We strengthened my core, my weight, running on the underwater treadmill, the gravity, the chamber that freezes you. I did all that to get stronger,"
Like all research or opinion you always get two sides but a quick ten mins a few times a week should do more good than bad.
Sawney Bean has been doing cross country all winter, no proper road racing. Feel stronger but times will tell, now after working on prep for half marathon this year it got cancelled so I am not going to try and chase another half this Winter/Spring.
Beach running today 2 sets of 4 x 800.
Anybody coming up for National XC in Sunderland or Masters XC at same location?