I am 18 years old, 1.85m high and 72kg heavy.
Some insights on my athletic life:
*started with soccer, average overweight goalkeeper, until 11 y.o.
*dedicated myself only to high jumping until age 16, training just once a week, max. was 1.80m
*at age 16 started with some long sprints, hit 38.2 for 300m with no training
*at age 16 during summer did a lot of distance cycling training, it destroyed my bouncyness, was unable to jump 1.60, yet long jumped 6.19. Then had a skiing accident which led me to a 3 month lay off and “resetting” of my body. Just one two months and a half after surgery I jumped 1.80 again.
*On 2008 I had: overtraining, hamstring strain grade II (due to butt kicking while sprinting), several groin pulls (4, mobility issue) and left ankle astragalus edema (multiple severe heel striking while lj-ing due to everybody saying “look for height”). ALL these injuries were avoidable.
(last year I did not do a single session over 150m after the 2 month layoff and all the marks were hit after that, in a span of 3 months)
I stopped training on 20th november and have been travelling since then. Until 1st of april I won’t be able to run due to the ankle issue, which is slowly but steadily healing.
I have the national junior championship on may 24th, so I will only be able to qualify during a month long window and will be able to fully train only for 5 weeks. I have to hit 6.50 to qualify, I hit the mark last year in only a month of training after my hamstring issue so I know it’s possible. In october I am moving to germany, so I will miss the last and most important part of my season (Argentina).
I am a good observer and analyser of my training so I more or less know what works for me.
Target: 6.50m + before May 16th. EDIT: reached on 19th april, 6.61 opener