A little background info:
I’m a long time lurker of the site who’s been training for almost 2 years. I’m 6’1", about 198 or so and my handtimed PB in practice for 100m is 10.7. We all know that hant times aren’t terribly accurate, so I’m flying blind right now. I had problems with tightness & cramping during my races, so I really didn’t have a chance to pinpoint my exact level at all last year. I do have a high vertical (35" last winter) and high squat & deadlift maxes (500 lbs), so I feel as though I do have the ability to run fast times.
My weakness has been my starts. I had the tendecy to come out of the blocks wide with externally rotated feet. Also, when pushing from the start, my muscles tensed greatly, which prevented me from getting out well. Instead of learning how to attack properly, I compensated by concentrating on the knee drive instead of driving the ground back. This got me out without being tight and without skating, but I didn’t start “running” until about 35M when I started to open up.
That being said, acceleration will be my focus for my upcoming GPP. I feel as though I’m powerful and flexible enough to learn how to push from the start instead of 15M down the track, lol
That was a nice Christmas day ramble.