My senior year of college (2005) I was a very competitive DIII sprinter. Since then I have re-adjusted my priorities and put various responsibilities ahead of running(graduating, getting my masters, teaching, coaching…). I never assumed it would take 3 years before I seriously got back into it, but here I am. I turn 25 in May and as far as I know male sprinters peak 25-27 (if i’m wrong and its younger don’t tell me…)
I am now coaching sprinters and jumpers (about 10-12 athletes) at a DIII school and becoming a personal trainer. I’m pretty busy, but have found a decent amount of time to train. I really want to stick to it this time, so I figure making one of these journals will help me stick to it and maybe help me get some input that will help with my training.
As of last monday (the day my training actually started), I had gained 20 LBS(up to 165 from 145), my body fat is up from about 7 to about 13, and my lifting is frankly depressing.
I started somewhat randomly last week. It wasn’t planned out for a peak or competition or anything, i just got fed up with not being in shape.
I plan on just doing the hundred and the deuce at first, and I’d like to get back into jumping(haven’t done it seriously since high school). In college the 400 was arguably my best event, but I won’t lie, i’m too much of a bitch to do that right now. I’ve decided not to set any goals time wise until I see what I can do.
Wish me luck!