Hello Elitetrack. I posted awhile ago about starting up some smarter training this summer and it has been going well. My PB in the 100m was a 10.83 in 2011. I took a year off because I was transferring to a different school. I started track specific weight training for the first time in June. I tested in the 100m dash a few weeks ago and clocked a 10.5 without blocks. The following week I clocked a 10.54 also without blocks. I took 43.5 strides both tests. BUT for some reason I tested again this morning(over testing maybe?) and barley went under 11 seconds (11 at the slowest) without blocks and my strides accounted to a whopping 47.5 strides. The only thing I have done differently in the past few weeks was go from squatting twice a week to squatting once a week. The slow time test was also done the day after a rest day while the faster times where done in the middle of the week sometimes after a weight training day.
My question is WHAT HAPPENED? Why did my total stride per 100m increase significantly? Is testing for the 100m 4 times in 3 weeks over taxing the CNS? Should I go back to squatting twice a week?
I have a tryout in september, hoping to go into it a little more confident but this slow time test is definitely a downer.
Thanks again Elitetrack