we started winter track this week and today was the first time we actually ran on the track. this is my first year running track.
coach split the distance runners and the sprinters.
we ran the 300m,200m,and the 100m.
my times were
i came dead last in the 300m and the 200m. i got second to last during the 100m, that made me adidn’t le happy. basically im the slowest sprinter. i really don’t want to stay the slowest
will i get fast enough to get a 20-23s 200m or a 10-11s 100m. [/quote]
How about this? Train like your coach says. It’s winter, lot of progress can be made.
Those are huge ranges for sprinting times. A 10.0 100m dash is screaming.
Put in hard work, don’t b*tch, and see where you stand.
I think the OP is long gone but ya, you do a 10.0 in the 100m and you’ll have D1’s knocking down your door!
Yup, Sub 11 seconds is an accomplishment.
My son is a Freshman in college and received a partial scholarship to run at the D2 level. He holds 4 records at his AAA high school, one of which is the 100m at 10.8 FAT. Went to States as a Freshman and finished his best place at 14th in the 200m.
Here’s what I learned;
You have to have a God-given talent to compete at that level. My son was always faster then the “Other” kids, faster then the older boys. You just need to build on that talent as you get older. I drilled into him that, “Your talent is a gift from God, what you do with it is your gift to him.”
Second to talent, you have to have a complete hatred toward failure. My son received a local awarded from a T.V. station and when his coach was interviewed for the show, he was asked what makes my son so good. His reply was, “He just hates to lose”
So talent and desire are both needed to be a top athlete. Though hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.
Yup, second is the first loser.
There are no excuses and there isn’t anyone to blame but yourself in running(except for relays). I won several XC races and went to state in TF. I would also fill in on the 4x200m, but I was a always a very fast sprinter…for a distance runner! haha Never had the talent to be a real sprinter.
This is just my opinion, but I think running events are more mentally and physically demanding than lifting weights.
Did you notice much AAS usage in HS kids? It was prevalent when I competed.
I can only speak for my son and say he never did a thing. I know the other boys well and outside the throwers, they didnt.
Ya, I’m a proud dad when I say how fast he is and very smart. He was also benching 300 so he’s a bit of a freak having the total package.[/quote]
hell man, sounds like you raised a winner.
Three more boys behind him. Let me say this, when people ask me what it’s like raising 4 boy I them I’m not raising 4 boys, I’m raising 4 men. You raise boys, you get boys; you raise men you get men. Thanks for the kind words!