From Feb 9/09 posting:
[quote]I’m not sure if i’m using all my speed during meets, i feel more rhythmic than fast
Can you enlighten me, do long and triple jumpers ever “count off” as they move through their approach?
Locally anyway I know vaulters do with the count becoming faster as they run with more velocity but I don’t know which way it works, are they counting faster since they run faster or are they self cueing to run faster to match a faster count?
My focus is coaching sprints and hurdles and I discourage counting say strides to 1H or between flights but at the same time hurdling is very rhythmical and a fair bit of work can be done to keep it rhythmical but to modify the pace/speed of said rhythm.
From a slightly earlier post, I am glad you found a way to cope with long travel distances, that can be a very tough nut to crack![/quote]
I do not count steps or anything like that. It’s weird really and i can’t really explain it. For example, i have always hand timed myself from first foot down etc. I am very consistant with it. I don’t do it often maybe once every 2 weeks or so on a few runs anyway.
Today i ran 6.30 and did not FEEL fast. However, back 2 years ago my best time this way was 6.67 and that did feel fast. lol. I’m clearly not a good judge of my own speed. However, this weekend i will be getting electronicly timed over my last 11m-1m so will be able to tell you exactly how fast i am running. I am expecting to run 10.0 to 10.2 m/s. Hopefully faster.
As for the travel. I will post in a minute exactly what i was told to do so i can help other people.