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11.92s 100m, Sprinting Potential?


#1

Hey fellas.

So i’ve been doing sprint training on the treadmill for the past month or so, and i have no prior track experience. I recently went and timed my 100m sprinting (Not professionally and got 11,92 seconds. So qusetion is, do i have potentional to compete and do well? I’m 19 by the way. Thanks


#2

Compete against men? No.


#3

Not sure why you think this forum, or any forum for that matter, is qualified to judge whether or not you have “sprint potential” :smiley:

If you enjoy it, go for it. Do some track meets, they are fun.

If you like competing and hate losing, it’s a great experience.

peace!


#4

If you went to high school, then why not compare your numbers to the school records?

FWIW, your time is about the same as mine when I first ran track in high school (14 yrs old). I was one of the slower sprinters on my track squad, but was faster than all but one of the running backs and receivers who played football. So I switched to football instead the next year.

If you like sprinting, and like the idea of competing, maybe consider a sport that will allow you to use your relative speed advantage without absolute speed being the primary goal.