I was watching Gardner's run mix on youtube and wondering the obvious question of how much faster he will get in college (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2tpF2Xo1tI). You can do drills, work on stride, fix a muscular imbalance, get more muscles, but I always wonder how much "faster" you can really get. To that question, is it easier to make a long or short strider faster or is the question really how much "fixing" that person simply needs with little concern with stride length?
The only thing I know on the subject is that short striders often cut better or can be more explosive out of a cut. By the time you are of college age, I assume you will be have a certain running style that will pretty much stay that way with only the ability to tweak your motion.
I would be interested in some education on the subject.
Apologies for not getting the hyperlink to work.