2weeks ago there was good weather two of my 100 runners improved .2
10.8-> 10.6 and 11 -> 10.8 (10.8 is his pr from last year but he has some consistency issues)my other 100 runner ran 11.5 and didn’t make it to the finals but i would guess that he would have ran and 11.2 and a 400 runner that ran 51 that day i would estimate him to be able to run 11.2 on that day. 10.6 +10.8+11.2+ 11.2= 43.8 We ended up running 42.6. The hand offs were average meaning nothing that good (it needs more work) on the 2nd hand off the third leg went out early stopped then started running again. The anchor leg (11.2) was running for the first time. —– 1.2 difference
The following week we didn’t run the same athletes because we were trying to win a division championship so the 10.8 and 11.2 400 runners were replaced by a 11.8 and 11.6 runner. The other 100 runners ran 11.2 and 11.6 that day.Since it was only a final (and it was cold and windy) on time i think they could have .2 or .3 faster 11.2+11.6+11.6+11.8= 46.2 – (.6 or .4) = 45.8 -45.6. We ended up running a 44.4 The previous weeks anchor ran 2nd and the 11.6 replacement ran 1st leg , their hand off was near perfect. The other legs were average.———1.4 – 1.6 difference
This week the times were 10.9,10.9,11.6, and the 400 runner i would estimate 11.3. So 10.9+10.9+11.6+11.3= 44.7 we ended up running a 43.2 The hand offs were average but on the 2nd exchange the 3rd leg left late so the incoming runner had to take the baton back because they were outside the zone ——1.5 difference
I was thinking of teaching the silent exchange to help get rid of indecision but I’m not sure if the count is 7 steps on one leg or alternating. I would like to be more consistently under 43 not just on a day when my runners are feeling good. I’m trying to get as much knowledge as i can in regards to coaching but i am a bit inexperienced. I am not sure if these improvements are natural or through training.