What the hell are you talking about? I ran 10.5fat last year in terrible midwest conditions (only ran 3 outdoor races because, you know, hard to working @ a hedge fund), ran 6.7 this year beating the Big10 champ and a number of athletes competing @ D1 nationals this weekend head-tohead, help out with the coach of group/club that has multiple high school girls with better PRs than you. I’ve literally PR’d in the sprints every year since 2008, albeit slow progress. If you want to start shit, let’s get it. If I didn’t break 15 handtimed in the hurdles I would’ve quit, too.
Oh well those are nice times, you could be a top 100 high schooler now. But hey, at least you’re posting your times now, maybe one of these days you’ll use your real name too.
I don’t ‘help out,’ I coach. This is a distinction that I hope you grasp, so you don’t recommend 600m of speed work to first time high school athletes anymore. And I don’t work for a club, I work for a school. So when I get 12s incoming freshmen (or even slower sometimes), it’s what I work with.
I must say I’m surprised you’re working with multiple high school girls that run faster than 11.3, especially since no girl in Illinois ran that fast last year.
I don’t even know why you would bring up my high school times. I don’t remember what you ran in high school. 11.1? It’s roughly the same as a 15.0. Both should get to the state finals in most states and divisions. Roswell was a slower hurdler than me in high school yet he is running sub 14 now. My ability had nothing to do with me moving on from track.
Zack, I apologize for derailing your journal.
EDIT: I don’t want to make another post in this journal, since that’s not why this thread was made. Jason is right, and I’m not trying to get into a pissing contest. All I’m getting at is you need to learn to speak to people on the forum in a way that does not put down or antagonize them. Because that is the main issue I have with you. Most of your advice is fine. I don’t usually roll my eyes at it. But when you put down so many people and their PRs, it borders on ridiculous. There’s nothing special about you or your advice, contrary to what you might think. The same goes for me. I’m continuing to learn and improve, and I hope you’re doing the same.