I'm guessing that is if I ran that speed the whole way through right? The speed 29.3kmph is only the highest speed I reached in a 75m sprint. Thank you for responding!
I was thinking about that -- the assumption that it's constant. I am also not sure how these times are negatively affected usually with age, although it sounds quite decent to me. Just in terms of 100m dash perspective, I was wired heavily for it -- totally fast-twitch (the worst part of the track for me was the 1-mile warm-up jog we did every day which tired me out much more than the sprint intervals and hurdle training). My best times were close to 10.5 secs around 16-years old when I was in peak condition. Nowadays it takes a lot for me to get under 12, and more often I'm hovering between 12 and 13 in spite of this being my specialty in the past.
I also got a permanent foot injury this month which might cripple my times from now onward. :-( But that peak running speed sounds better than average to me at the mid-20s, especially considering how many people go out of shape the older they get.
Wow! Respect! At high school, I did very silly ideas and mistakes for 100m, for example, running the rest of the 50 m with my head turned to one side not very smart or focussing on my feet to hit the back part of my back instead of just running naturally I'll guess I'll never know if I could be somewhat like you. I have always struggled with anxiety and when you see 100m final and every male being African or Carribean. I should have just went for it and been confident instead of trying new things I was trying to do too much. I mention the race because I felt a bit a disadvantage because of genetics. So I tried to be smart doing new things. Bad mistake. I did 200m and followed the advice of fast jog and then sprint, came 2nd looking back I should have just sprinted from the start.
I think I got most of my speed from skateboarding. I was sponsored vert skateboarder and skateboarding on a vert ramp is like doing squats all day long against resistance when you pump to build speed and do airs off the coping. So I built up some explosive power that way. I never specifically trained for sprints outside of track and seemed to naturally excel at it, but I think it was mostly from the skateboarding. People even commented that I look funny running because they said it looks like a kangaroo (I think I had a very long stride with huge leaps for each step). Some auxiliary training of this sort might be useful to boost speeds -- I don't think I got fast specifically through training for sprints.
I'm also an adrenaline junkie (why I was addicted to skateboarding). When I do these types of events I get this epic surge of adrenaline... it's almost like I'm angry. And it gives me a lot of explosive power in the beginning but I get burnt out and tired very rapidly. I think that kind of thing also helps if you can find a way to summon it -- although it's not at all suited for long distances.
I'm gonna do a wild guess and say you are smaller than 6ft 2. how tall are you?
I'm a measly 5'7. I managed to beat some very tall guys including one from Nigeria who was over 6 feet with very wiry build (he was second fastest). But I had those long leap-like strides and over 25-foot long jump, and people would often ask me to just do a vertical jump and got kind of impressed (could grab standard basketball rim although I could never quite get over it enough to dunk).
I could drive a lot of explosive power into motions but it's also my huge weakness. I'm significantly lacking in finesse and tired out faster than anyone. I rely on that kind of adrenaline surge to do things... even my work habits are similar -- I procrastinate, procrastinate, work like a maniac, procrastinate. And I have some explosive anger issues I need to work on -- they seem tied to that sort of adrenaline thing... the same kind of "demons" inside.
When I was younger I was good at short and long-distance. Is that normal? When I say long distance I don't mean marathon but like a long-distance maybe let us say 2km. I just found it a bit odd researching about it now because a body should only have one muscle type, right? Like fast twitch or slow twitch. If the treadmill is in kmph I ran for 30mins in 10kmph and that was grueling. Thank you for responding!
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