Thanks for your reply aln, true, I agree completely with your analysis. I just got back today from the ENADEO (Encuentro Nacional de Estudiantes de Odontología) where I ran tha 100mt and the 100mt leg of the “swedish relay”? (not sure if that’s what it’s called, 100mt, 200mt, 400mt and 600mts)
To start off, so you guys can laugh a bit (at the shoddy organization of the meet), the track on which we ran was some sort of combination between ashphalt (it had tar) and it was really HARD, and we had to run in spikes. As i’ve already mentioned my starts arne’t all that good, and in my first run, I came out of the blocks really low, and the spikes didn’t penetrate the surface, with the result, that I slipped and ate part of the track, I managed to stay “up” and fixed my sunglasses that almost fell off, and just got really pissed off, resulting in my accelerating really hard, and passing two guys that had passed me and ended up finishing third in my heat, and still qualifying for the finals in 12.5
In the finals, I ran without my sunglasses, and ended in 4th place, behind two of my training partners, (both of which have been training for years) and I clocked manually a time of 11.39 seconds. (the 1st place was 11.31, it was a really close race)
After this, with my two partners I just mentioned, we split up for the 100 (me) 200 (samuel) and 400 (Eduardo), We started off with the 100, and apparently being beaten annoyed me and made me run a little faster, and I ended up leaving all my oponents behind, left about 5-7mt between me and the next guy, giving samuel a good head start, even though, the other university had two really good runners running the 400 and the 600, so we ended in 2nd place.
As for training with Kael, no I haven’t trained with him, I haven’t really trained a lot with the people of U. de Chile, I started training with them about three sessions ago, and haven’t been training with anyone in particular, just my two friends from my faculty, but at the inter-faculty meet I did race against a guy whi sprints really well, his surname is Schilling. I am however going to train constantly now that the ENADEO has passed, and will participate next year in the federated competitions, as I mentioned before I had no idea I could run until 2 months ago.
You may have heard of a friend of mine though, he’s a thrower, he does the shot put, his name is Gabriel Rabi, he’s one of the guys that told me that I should train.
As soon as I develop the pictures, I’ll post them, I should have them ready by mid week.
If anyone wants to give me a hand in setting up a training regime, please let me know, considering my performance on thursday was not up to what I wanted, I am really hungry to improve and post some better results.