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Old 08-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
Luke McNaughton
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Default 15-16 second 100m Time & I'm 60lbs overweight...

My question is, if I drop 60lbs of mostly fat, and train specifically on 100m sprinting and training to supplement improving my speed and technique...

Do I have a shot at dropping at least 3 seconds off of my time?

Reason I ask is, I raced a 180lbs friend two weekends ago and lost a 50m sprint by about 10 feet, but started catching up after we both hit top speed. I'm 60lbs overweight, at about 250lbs right now, but I was 190lbs. last summer and felt soooo much faster. Sometimes it takes a hit to the ego like this to wake someone up, and now I'm motivated to lose the weight and train the 100m to rematch and hopefully regain my silly honor. What I'm looking for from you experts, is to tell me whether or not, with significant fat loss and proper training, do I have a decent shot at gaining and beating that 10 foot deficit I'm at right now?

Many thanks, any and all suggestions and opinions are welcome!
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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13-4s is reasonable as an average time for most people, though maybe 14-5 is more likely.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:42 PM   #3
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If you're asking if a lot of training and losing all that fat will improve your performance - I think you know the answer is yes.
If you want to know the precise number of seconds you'll be dropping off a 100m dash by asking a bunch of people who have never seen you run, good luck.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:27 PM   #4
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10 feet or about ~3m deficit is probably about .5s that you need to make up. If you can drop 60 lbs that is easily doable. You can probably do it after you drop only 20-30 lbs.

I have no ability to prove this but I am pretty sure that nearly 99% of the population can run a sub 11.5s with proper training, nutrition, etc. Maybe even 11s. Would take possibly 10+ years to get some people there but I'm sure it's possible

lol @ John's comment.
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