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    Slow Race at UM. Second of season.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zINd941KgNg

    Ran My second slow race of the season. Ran 11.3 on thrusday and came back and ran 11.4 today (saturday) Also ran a 4x1 today. I am now running times I ran as a highschool freshman. The guy who beat me was surprised cause I used to give him the business. lol
    I have a lot of changes to make with the major one being weight loss. Im at 183 My fastest season i was about 173. So I got a ton of weight to lose.

    Feedback welcome.

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    10lbs extra is significant. What else has changed?

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    I didnt notice until a friend at the meet pointed it out. My arm swings are out to the sides and it appears during the second half of my race i am still swinging the same as i did during the start. I was always taught to have shorter quicker arm swings during the last have of the race. Seems to me I had alot of wasted motion with my arms.

    Did anything stand out to you?

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    Don't think your ready for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Don't think your ready for me..
    Im not ready for my old self. You could go 11.2 and give me da business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris6878 View Post
    Im not ready for my old self. You could go 11.2 and give me da business.
    Go take fish oil, that's the key for working athletes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RB34 View Post
    Go take fish oil, that's the key for working athletes.
    Yea I just started popping them like crazy. I get about 10g a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris6878 View Post
    yea i just started popping them like crazy. I get about 10g a day.
    lol......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris6878 View Post
    Did anything stand out to you?
    I meant more in general, training / lifestyle wise that is different. I expect that will have more of an impact.

    How do these times compare with your pb?
    How do they compare with your usual first 2 races?

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    sa your posts in http://www.charliefrancis.com/commun...ad.php?t=23228

    Because of my new job I have access to a great weight room while at work. I am right now probably the strongest I have ever been overall. BP-330,sq-455, dead 455. I usually lift at 10:30am and dont hit the track until between 3 and 5pm. I am about to start a maintenance phase of lifting and drop some sets. Do yall think I had enough time to recover from my workouts before practice or should I save the weights for after the track.
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    I actually feel that it is easier for me to warm up during my sprint sessions after wights. I had previously been doing alot of work in the weight room. Starting this week I will be significally cutting down my weight volume so I think I should be ok.

    Oh I also do plyos in the weight room before I lift. I do about 50 various platform and depth jumps. I hav ebeen able to handle it so far.


    I would expect these are relevant. Is this a change? I would suggest track then weights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I meant more in general, training / lifestyle wise that is different. I expect that will have more of an impact.

    How do these times compare with your pb?
    How do they compare with your usual first 2 races?
    Well My pb is 10.38 I ran that in 04-05. During the 07-08 year I was fresh of a meet running 10.75. I was rounding into shape. That week at practice I tore my quad which ended my season. 08-09 my sb was 10.9. 09-10 sb was 11.0 and now here we are.

    As for the races im really not panicking yet. Every season including my pr season I run 11.3-11.4 for the first couple meets. Prior to my quad injury i would start dropping fast times around april to may. The past few season I have been struggling to break 11 all season. Now last season I was really weak in the weight room. I would struggle to bench 225 3 times and my squatting was terrible also. Now I am twice as strong.

    The only change in lifestyle is that now I am a PE teacher. I think this is great because I have access to a great weight room and track. THe only downside is being beat up from the sun all day but im able to manage that.

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