I had my first meet yesterday. I opened up my season with a 10.77. Not very fast, but good for where I am right now in the year. The week going into the meet was my first week of speed work. So I ran that time with doing training that was equal to my fall training I would do while I was in college, which as you can see consisted of 500's, 6x200m, 300's, hills, and sleds. There was a -1.2 wind reading for the race so I was able to calculate what I was able to run had there been a "0" reading on the gauge. It came to be 10.63.
Some of the positives that I took away from this race were that my start, drivephase/acceleration were great. I was neck and neck with the best in the field 60m into the race. The warm up was great. It was a rolling schedule and I started warming up when the meet began since I was the 5th event. It ended being that I warmed up for 2 hours! I hate rolling schedules! None-the-less I took my time going through every step of the warm up.
Here is what I did;
800m jog (very slow with occasional arm swings/circles and some exagerrated knee drives)
Static Stretch for a count of 10
Seagrave with squats, hyland fling, front lunge, and side lunge.
Speed drills/form drills with ankling, butt kicks, single leg fast leg (3 count), complex fast leg (2 count) and "C" Step. All over 20m
4x60m build ups in spikes
3x30m 3 point starts
3xvery short block starts
Here is the negative, I faded toward the end of the race. I believe it from lack of speed and speed endurance, which I have just begun. I could have very easily made the warm up a negative if I wouldn't have taken my time going through it. I figured that if I were to start to early I could always slow it down, and relax, and if I needed to I could pick up the pace.
All in all, whether my conversion was correct 10.6310.77 isn't too bad. Especially for all base training. Hopefully I'm training myself correctly.