A sub 11sec 100m is FAST. Usain Bolt holds the world record at 9.58 sec (2009), Florence Griffith-Joyner holds the women's WR at 10.49 (1988). I will say that speed is intrinsic and entirely depends on having a high percentage of fast twitch muscle fibers in your legs, which is genetic. Most
You should include squats in your workout.Most runners agree that to run faster, you should focus primarily on your running workouts (interval workout, etc) and that's not wrong! However, it's quite possible to work your power, and thus indirectly your speed away from the tracks.You can, for example, improve
As a question, it presents an interesting thought experiment. The two races are totally different. 100m sprinting is basically completely anarobic (an Olympic-class sprinter could basically run the race on 1 or 2 big breaths), relying on pure power and fast-twitch muscle. The marathon is almost entirely aerobic and relies
Probably in the top 1% of the human population. There are about one-million people where I live. Only about a half-dozen people have run sub-eleven in the 100m.Strength? I will say you must be strong; but how strong is relative to your personal
I have been running 10 miles a day every day for the past 6 months and though I haven't noticed any issues I'd like to know what to watch out for?
Watch out for your knees to need replacing as well as your hips when you are older. It's insane to run at all. Ask me. I did run in my 20s and 30s and only ran four marathons. After my first meniscus tear was
At age 15 if you've physically exhausted anything, you're training too hard. As a coach I was always concerned about young runners burning out.50 s in a 400 m race for someone 15 years old is very impressive. You also seem to be on the young side for
Assuming that this question is related to track sprinting, there are many aspects to sprint faster.The first is that there is only one way to sprint correctly biomechanically. This is why if you watch a long or even a middle distance race, there will be lots of different styles, in sprinting, all the athletes
I would most likely be a MLB player. The top contracts in the MLB can average out to $30–40 MILLION per year. That's double what most top NFL players other than QBs make. Being a non-contact sport, baseball is a hell of a lot safer than football.The best international soccer
You are an athlete and I would suggest to keep it athletic, as opposed to the bodybuilding routine you are implying.So, in general I suggest compound movements instead of isolation. Examples of compound movements: front squat to overhead press (what we call a thruster in crossfit) and sumo-deadlift high-pull
When running a track meet for a long distance event of 3200m, why do my thighs go and feel heavy like weights are on them and hard to move on the last couple of laps?
Welcome to the wonderful world of distance running on the track. You need to do more interval workouts, like 400, 500, 600 repeats. Whatever it is that you do, make sure it adds up to 4000m... it can be 10x400, 8x500, or any combination thereof. Make sure you do adequate warm-up
If you are in high school run track and cross country. If you are not or cannot that is ok. What ever your current best is the answer will be the same. You must up the intensity. All the 7 and 8 minute miles in the world
Just sit back, relax and imagine you are standing on one of the tracks. Just looking at it. What do you see?The eight 400 meter tracks and a few people running or jogging. You are basically in a specified arena used by athletes. The track has
While this a good time, what you should be able to run at the end of high school depends on how much training you've already had. If say you currently train regularly and are well-accustomed to the race and want to push yourself as far as possible you should aim for a
I am a track and field runner who wants to get into long-distance running. What can I do to maintain a comfortable speed for a long distance?
Learn to do track workouts with your regular running. At least one of the reasons Rodger Bannister was the first to break the 4 minute mile barrier was because he learned to do repeat 440 yards regularly in his training. He was a doctoral student
I recently ran a 5:58 in my 1500 meter race (I'm 12). I'm pretty happy with my self. The season ends in around 3-4 weeks, and at that last meet, I want to run a sub 5:30 1,500 meter time. What do I need to do in order to accomplish this goal?
One of the most important things you need to achieve this time is the drive to do so. If you do not have the motivation, you will have already cut yourself short of achieving that time.It's not just mental game, though. You'll need to train for this. Talk
Is a 5 minute mile good for my first ever mile race? I am 15 and started running training 6 months ago.
Yes, that's very good. However, if you want to improve, you will need to continue to train consistently. Make sure to run over the summer. At some point, you want to be hitting 50 miles a week. Make sure you're getting enough
Is there something like naturally fast runners or can everybody reach the same of level of speed with enough training?
My cross country coach used to say that fall races are won and lost in the summer (by how much work you put in strengthening your body). Talent and genetic body composition do pay a role. Those born with more fast twitch muscle mass make better sprinters. I used to joke that
I don't really see any reason why a sport that requires you to be fast and light on your feet would be supplemented by big muscles. Instead what could help is spending a good amount of time learning about strength training, powerlifting, explosiveness, and the basic compound movements (bench press, rows, deadlifts, pull ups,
Pull Ups are the better choice, but both could be used.Pull ups train lats(latissimus dorsi) through a greater range of motion and involve your abs to a larger degree.The sole purpose of your arms when running is to counter the rotation your legs produce against the floor behind you. This
As a question, it presents an interesting thought experiment. The two races are totally different. 100m sprinting is basically completely anarobic (an Olympic-class sprinter could basically run the race on 1 or 2 big breaths), relying on pure power and fast-twitch muscle. The marathon is almost entirely
18s is pretty good. I'd guess that the first 50m includes the ramp up speed so that's the slowest, then the next 50m is your peak driven by your anaerobic capability, and by your 3rd 50m you have reached your anaerobic limit and have started to slow down
World records in certain track events–such as the pole vault, javelin throw, and marathon run–have improved dramatically over the last hundred years. What accounts for that fact?
More training and better training. Bruce Castlyn Jenner after a 10 th place finish in the 72 decathlon made training for the 76 Olympics a full time job. When athletes were truly amatures they had jobs and trained around their job. Athletics is a