Myth #1) Weight Lifting is the top method to increase running speed
While weight lifting, when implemented correctly, can have a positive effect on sprinting speed, it is NOT the MOST effective method to do so. If you want to run faster, you must SPRINT. Many trainers overcomplicate training and do not take the most effective, efficient, and direct route towards achieving a certain training goal. If you want to get better at a specific activity, practicing that activity will always have the most carry over & transfer to increase performance of that activity. You want to get better at catching a baseball? Practice catching a baseball. You want to get better at math? Practice math questions. If you want to run faster, you need to sprint. Now, yes of course you can use other methods to help enhance it (such as strength training), but those methods will not be the most effective way to do so. Does that mean sprint endlessly with no rhyme or reason? Absolutely not. You will need a proper speed training progression (Which does not include 100 yard sprints with short rest) in order to achieve the speed enhancement goals you seek. To wrap up, strength training should have a place in your speed training program, but if strength training IS your speed training program, you will not achieve the results you have the potential for.