How old are you? How long have you been doing track? Are you asking questions here because you don’t think your coach is doing a good job? What exactly would you like to know? Can you post more workouts? How about weights etc? The more specific you are with your questions, the more specific you answers will be.
all together, i turned 22 now, started training 4months ago
ive allways liked sprints very much in youth, ive allways been 1st in school and high-school, so perhaps my psychology is different from others. i dont know what made the difference between me and the others then. my coach says it has nothing to do with skin-colour, as i am a half-blooded african-european.
now, training is 3 times/week: track
2 times/week: Gym
Monday-> at noon: Start blocks 2 times 6 * 30 m, and 2 times 6* 30m with ELASTIC.
in the evening:
either a 6 * 80m (with stepping back as recup) , or a 3*180meters (10m recup)
or Reverse training: start with 260… 210 AND at the end 2*80.
Friday-> 4 times this: a 50m flye followed by a 30m jog then again 50 m flye! (walkin recup)
Id say the most difficult part is the 6*80meters, that is just literally tearing my body up, how awful… I totally lack endurance as well as fast ATP-reconstructive-processus
coach says those will quickly come
Thursday and Saturday:
Basically general fitness , abs, push ups tractions, etc
and essentially Legs! Squats (warming up) then 2*10 of 75%1RM
same with Hamstring-curls
add-and abductor work… plain simple, thats it.
now what can u say about this improvement i find very satisfactory for now
Your gym workouts should be on Track days. I don’t really see any need for having 2 track workouts in one day so if you can ditch one and move the weights into that section. Do tempo on the non track days. The improvment may be good, but is it optimal? Could you perhaps be running a 10.30 outdoors this year? Anyways, keep posting your workouts and the members on the forum here will help you along as you go. Keep up the hard work.
interesting. im going to look up the info i need about what u just mentioned (having both the same day).
a 10.30, after 10months of training? that sounds outrageous doesnt it? i wonder, has anyone ever accomplished this before?
this is not gigantic,this is Gargentuesque…!!
and tx for replying, i appreciate it
well well well, humpty bumpty got back to reality there
i had a very good start, the best of the group actually, and this was going for a sub7, But then, at around 20meters, i had the impression they came from behind me and were going to pass me, i tightened up, tried to boost my running by being more crappy, i got low, and i finished 4th…
with a 7.20, 1st having 7.08 ( and training for Years!)
so after all, i was really glad i had an amazing start, and that i realised so many things from this. i have to work my way up now. Also, what we discovered is that i have none or few pre-competition stress, but alot of stress in the race, specially after 20m zone, so we’ll work on that by having lots of comps, and practising training being realistic etc.
but u know, all-in -all i was really glad the way things turned out after the race, i was glad.
Lots of information about myself and my running, lots of work to do!
You see guys, this is why I don’t fall into the ‘times in training trap’. Unless your runs are electronically timed you can never start predicting times for indoors or out.
U say you ran 6.2 (hand timed 60m) yet you didn’t manage to break 7…that tells me that your times in training have been over exagerated/miss timed by your coach. I’ve had this happen to me in the past and what happens is that you go to a comp/race with a ‘false sense of security’. Then when you do race, you run swag and start to ask questions about where you really are at (in terms of TRUE performances). Were these runs flying 60’s or from 3 point/block start?? I train with a guy that has posted 6.4 hand timed in training and has a PB of 6.63FAT…this is realistic. Don’t get caught up with times…think more about execution of technique and the times will come.