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You may be thinking of drag instead of friction. Friction between the floor and your foot increases your speed.

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โˆ™ 2009-10-22 20:14:01
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โˆ™ 2009-05-31 20:33:43

Because friction is when an object resists to another object moving on it, slowing it down. Usually the energy of the moving object is converted to thermal energy.

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