I have only been clocked in one distance so far this fall. Since it’s become too cold to train seriously outdoors, I have moved inside to the UNI dome in my backyard in Cedar Falls, Iowa. This is where I conduct my running workouts.
I was timed on the turf from an in-block starting position in tennis-shoes, without actually using blocks. I ran a 4.31 and 4.25 (40 yard dash) the second time. I have always been good over short distances and I have been working very hard so I am not tall-tailing you about the numbers. However, my ability to hold it all together through 100m remains to really be seen..
My question is, if I ran a 40 yard (or 36.5 meter) dash in 4.25-.31, what would you estimate my 60 meter to be?
Taking into account that I will have already ran a large part of my drive phase.
At what distance generally does an elite sprinter reach top velocity?
Please, feel free to share your own stats of 40yard(36.5m) vs your 60m time.
One more thing – When running the 60, would you likely cross the line at top-speed? or would you be on your deceloration phase?