question for the experts,
I had a athlete a few years back who was extremely fast. His PR. 100-9.96 & 200- 20.57, He played football for our school and hadn;t run track in two years. HE won DII nationals in the 100 & 200 that year. Needless to say my workouts at that time was highly unorganized. Here's a ex. of year workout for him.
M- 400,300,200- 10 min rest between each one 95% never changed for whole year.
T- 12x 200 2 min rest started at 32, by the end of the year 4×200 @ 25 He never made the times
W- event run 350 10 min rest, 3×200 29,28,27
TR- 8x 150 3 min rest started at 22, by the end of year 4x 150@16
F- block work 10, 20 ,30 out for blocks
Now he was by far the lazies athlete I've every be around, NEVER made any of his times, nor even tried to.
The young man can't squat over 225lbs. seriously to save his life yet he was one of the most explosive kids out the blocks. Eventhough he never practices hard, come track meet time, what ever "it" is he had it. Just last year he ran at Texas relays with one of the USA relays teams, he also ran the 100m(time 10.36) . This is with zero training and I do mean zero!
Which brings me to my question is it the workouts or a gift from GOD that makes kids like him different from the rest? And if he had went through the proper training how much faster could he have been. B/c I knew nothing at that time, I just told him to drive out for 30 meter and accelerate.
I have him running the 9.96 & a 10.06 at national on tape if someone could show me how to transfer it on the computer, that way you can see it for yourself.