I don’t speak handtimes, so let’s not compare FAT results at meaningful/competitive meet to random handtimed high school meets. You clearly don’t know much about track if you actually use those marks as your PR. You were never a 11.3 or even 15.0 guy. You PR FAT is what, 15.4?? You never did improve and you never even bothered to run in real meets. You’re a quitter. Hating on a 6.7 60m coming from someone who actually did progress there from running 12 (11.8x fat as a high school soph) shows you are either an idiot or you don’t care about the sport much since not everyone is going to be Usain or Tyson. Yes, there are 5 high schoolers who have run faster this year (fastest year ever overall). They’d also be top 10-15 on college and are top 50 or so in the world.
You talk acceleration patterns about kids that run 12 and aren’t in shape. You talk about how someone should quit because they only qualified for US nationals. You talk handtimes. You talk about and compare yourself to people that actually DO progress and put in the work (Roswell, myself) when you never did. Seriously, what have you learned from this site?
Just more nonsense from you. Is it really my fault that I went to a high school were I was handtimed 90% of the time, and my best race was a handtime? Believe me I hate hand times just as much as you do. Even if we compare my fat times (15.3), it’s still comparable to whatever you ran in the 100m, and still faster than what Roswell ran. I’m not comparing what I did in high school to what Roswell runs now. That’s asinine. But you’re acting like I was some terrible high school athlete when I wasn’t. I was better than over 95% of people that stepped in front of a hurdle. And I never improved? I dropped a second in my hurdle times every year. And I did it without having a coach until I was a year from graduating. Yes, a lot of things could have gone better. I didn’t have the support structure to run club track, and my program designs were terrible. But that’s what you get with kids.
Once again, I’m interested in all athletes I coach. I’ve worked with boys that runs 10s and 13s, girls that run 12s and 15s. I’ve worked with high schoolers and collegiates. I’m interested in what changes and what stays the same. Every athlete I’ve worked with has improved. Most of the time the changes are drastic. I’ve had one injury issue with an athlete who had already had 3 surgeries. So even though I might recommend two days of speedwork and only start with 250m (context is everything though, I don’t always do that), clearly it’s been working for some people.
Hopefully, we can be done with this thread now.