[quote author="trackspeedboy (Khash Farzam)" date="1250048163"][quote author="Matt Norquist (WashedupDec)" date="1250039093"]So much depends on your physical development – IE – how much growing you have left to do, and how much speed you have to gain. I’ve seen plenty of people improve 0.5-0.7 in a season at that age, but seems to happen more often from the 12.5 down to 11.8 and 12.0 down to 11.3 range. Moving from 11.3 to 10.7 is a lot – but like Nick said, if you work the right things is certainly doable. (It is only a 2.5 step difference – keep turnover the same, but get there in 2.5 fewer steps).
If your start is weak, there is probably a lot of time to be gained by getting out of the blocks more powerfully.
How would one be able to tell how much speed/growing is left, any “hints” or anything? Im fairly mature for my age, but i doubt completely matured…[/quote]
I mean if you haven’t gone through puberty yet and run the times you do, you should be good ;).
I think it is mostly a shot in the dark. I hit puberty earlier than most people I grew up with and some were faster than me then and, even with training (for both of us), I surpassed them and have continued to make very significant improvements years down the line, while others just didn’t do a whole lot. It seems to be a shot in the dark because plenty of people run fast young off of little training then go and do legitimately intelligent and well planned training and just don’t get much out of it. Some people are really weak and fast, then they get strong, and are strong and the same speed. In others, it will make a huge improvement.
Honestly, looking at your times, no one on this board is going to be tell you, without spending significant time with you and seeing your training, anywhere close to what you could run. You may never improve, you may run 10.3 next year. Really, who knows? Look at all of the elites. Asafa, already through puberty basically, ran something like 11.5-11.6 when he was like 16 (seriously–and he had already had at least a couple years of running). Granted, his brother was an elite sprinter and his family had great athletes in general, so the potential was likely there, but it needed some time to get there, even after he was well done growing.
It SOUNDS like you are doing the right things. Keep doing them, keep training hard, make sure you give yourself a good amount of rest, pay attention to the little things that will keep you injury-free (ie take more rest than you think you need, see therapists when possible, foam roll, eat well, etc.) and who knows what could happen.[/quote]
ok thanks and last thing, I havent done sprint training in 3 weeks now, good time to start GPP or wait a bit more?