Hey everybody, my name’s Ross and I’m a 110 hurdler currently training out of Southern California for a spot in the Olympic trials.
Here are some general stats of mine:
Weight: currently 196 lbs
110mH: 14.06 (3/23/12)
100m: 10.82 (4/16/11)
Parallel Box Squat: 435 lbs
Deadlift: 500 lbs
Hang Clean: 265 lbs
Overhead Backwards: 16.53
Underhand Forwards: 15.75
I’m 23, and this is my first year competing after graduating from the University of Redlands. In my senior year in college, I was able to become the DIII NCAA runner-up in the 110mH, and come in fourth in the 4x100m with my team. In high school, I only ran 15.41 in the 39″ hurdles, and in my first year of college I ran 15.71 over 42″, so I’ve come a fairly long way from that point. I was very nervous about this season, as I’ve done all my lifting and running programming myself, but it has actually gone very well so far, as my 110H PR last year was 14.32, and I’ve only had 2 meets so far this season. I train out of my University, which has a Mondo track, and I have a part time job coaching there, so it leaves me ample time to train and an ideal environment to do so.
I don’t have a coach, so what I do continually is film and time my practices and coach myself from that. The head coach (and also my boss) gives me general training advice when I ask it of him, and is helpful in giving me guidelines as to what I should be doing. What this means is that I’ll basically have a video of every hurdle practice when I put it up, and electronic times to go along with them. All the more to get feedback with! I’ll get a bit more in depth as to what I do to facilitate my training as it comes about, as well as of course answer any questions about it. This season I want to get my 110H time down to about 13.7, as this is my non-educated guess as to what will make it to Trials this year. I’m really looking forward to the coming competitions and sharing my experiences with everyone here!