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RE: What would the average man's 100m time be after a year of sprint training?

fisky wrote:

I think you're way optimistic on how fast "most people" could run.

I'd guess with a year of training, maybe 2 out of 3 twenty-something adults could break 17 seconds. Keep in mind that about a third of the population is obese and couldn't run 20 yards at the start of training and probably an equal amount will get injured in the training process.


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Even if the OP was "only" a distance runner in his past athletic experience, and has "only" been running 5 mpw (which says little about being ready to run fast, certainly, but still means you are more active than at least 2/3 of the population), that's going to suggest more potential for running fast than your average Joe who may or may not have gotten off the couch more than 2-3 times a week in the last decade.

I'd assume that the average 100m time for the average adult in the US after a year of pretty decent training would probably be closer to 15 seconds. For only "casual" training (which I would consider to be 2-3 times a week without much structure or plan), probably more like 16-18 seconds, and even that is probably optimistic (such as, either discounting the very obese or those that couldn't train without getting injured within the first couple months and calling it quits).

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