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100m tips for distance runner?

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May 2019
6:48pm, 11 May 2019
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Sharkie
Me neither!

That's a vastly more than respectable time especially considering no blocks, no practice, no spikes - well done sir!
J2R
May 2019
6:54pm, 11 May 2019
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J2R
Thanks, Sharkie, much appreciated! Actually, one thing I got absolutely spot-on was my footwear. I ended up wearing a pair of New Balance Minimus Trail shoes, like these https://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Balance-Minimus-Trail-Running/dp/B07KX64VNJ/ref=asc_df_B07NRY529S/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=345472269288&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17772178938730424243&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9045090&hvtargid=pla-644794995590&th=1&psc=1, but an older model. They're absolutely flat and minimal, but have a ferocious grip and worked beautifully on the rubberised track surface.
May 2019
6:59pm, 11 May 2019
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Sharkie
I managed to find the link in that para! Yep, they look quite useful. I ran my first 100m ever age 54ish in a pair of Nike Frees. I jumped in the air when the gun went off!

Just seen your post on the track runners thread - that's exactly what I was talking about a page back - you HAVE to commit straight away.

Did you enjoy it?
J2R
May 2019
9:18pm, 11 May 2019
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J2R
Yes I did, thanks, very much. I'd love to do one again soon, and feel I could improve a fair bit on the time just by running it better, knowing what I'm doing a bit more. Someone from my running club filmed the end of the race and it's bizarre to see me overtaking people at some pace, as I was actually accelerating at that point, which is just daft! Don't know what normal splits are for a 100 metres, but I'm pretty sure my second 50m was faster than my first.

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