First post on these forums. I am 29 and working on getting back into running after taking an 11 year hiatus but that is a topic for another forum.
In HS I was a hurdler and was fairly good at it and pretty consistent. I had very good rhythm and great flexibility and could get over the highs even with my size. I am only 5’10”.
Now that I am older I know that the highs are 3″ taller. I am afraid that my size more than anything will be more of a problem than my time off. For the past year and a half I have spent a lot of time in the gym getting my strength back and I have now switched to track work for the past few months. I have been working hurdles some keeping them low and I have discovered that I have not lost any of my flexibility and have possibly gained speed due to my weight room workouts. I have however gained size from roughly 135lbs to 175lbs.
I know the average hurdler is taller. Has anyone done or coached the hurdles at 42″ with someone my size? I guess I won’t really know if I can do it or not until I raise them up but I am not ready for that yet. It has taken some time for me to get over my first hurdle fear again and to work on my 3 step.
Thanks, I look forward to reading/posting more here.