After playing sports since I was a kid, I've always been athletic.
I'm fairly quick as a tennis player too, I can change direction quite rapidly.
After 2yrs in the gym, I look pretty ripped and impressive too.
Catch is... I've always been slow as hell on the 100m, and despite being fascinated by speed
since a young age, I've always been deterred from training for it. I've grown up with the idea that, unless the school coach has specially selected you for the 100m as a kid, you'll never have any business on the track for the rest of your life.
At the ripe old age of 32, with no sprinting experience or coaching, I'm going to see if there's any truth to that; for the next few years, I'm going to train for speed.
April '17 - 100m PB 15.2sec (HT)
I was training with a slightly injured ankle which I exacerbated and was taken out of training till December. I later learnt this injury was chronic ankle instability and weakness, brought about by improper squat technique at the gym.
Dec '17 - 100m PB 14.53 (FAT)
Jan '18 - 100m PB 13.99 (FAT)
Ankle at about 85%. Doctor said I could sprint, as long as I kept it wrapped in tape and with daily strengthening, I could expect a full recovery in 6 months.
February '18 - 100m PB 13.88 (freezing cold and bit of a headwind) (FAT)
I realize that I'm probably making beginner gains and it'll get harder as I go along. Still, I'm determined to break into the 10s at some point. I was thinking of starting a YT channel to update my progress.
Anyone else try something similar?