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Old 12-03-2019, 07:21 PM
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How fast could you once run 100 yds? How about now?



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The last time I ran 100yds while being timed was in the 9th grade. I was on the track team. I could cover the distance in 11 sec flat. I might have been faster in high school but had moved on to other interests. I'm 70 now and intend to find out soon how fast I can get from one end of the field to the other. I'm pretty sure under 30 sec. I'm thinking 20 seconds. I'll have to loosen up this time. 1917
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:35 PM
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Same here - track in school. Probably around the same time 10-11 seconds. But now that I'm 60 and have 2 artificial knees... mebbe' 15-20 minutes!

My knees? Blew them out in college. BUT, I went off for 2500 all-purpose yards my senior year. First Team All Conference. Coulda' gone pro. (That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!!)
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:23 PM
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No idea, then or now. But at 49 I can do it now. I ran a mile a while back. My knees hurt so I stopped running, but I walk a lot.
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I don't remember a 100 yard time, although I did run the 440 in under a minute.

Nowadays you'd time my 440 with a calendar.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:30 PM
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Never ran the 100 for time when I ran track in junior high and high school. I was a 220 ,440 and 880 runner. I could do 26 in the 220, 54-56 in the 440 and 2-26 in the 880. Had some work done on my knee 3 yrs ago can't run now to save my butt. Track is the best sport because it is you against the clock and the guy next to you. Love the relays the best
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:03 PM
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I don't recall for sure but it wasn't very fast. Instead of timing me with a stopwatch, the coach used an alarm clock.

Like I said - not fast.

A few years ago, while locking my gun club's gate after a day of shooting, I saw a kid turn over a go-cart and get his leg trapped under the roll bar. It was still running and I heard the kid screaming. I was afraid his leg was being cooked by the muffler so I took off at a sprint (at least that's what I would call it) to try to help. After lifting the thing off of his uninjured leg I walked back to my truck, and my wife said, "Well now I know what it looks like when a walrus tries to run."

Still not fast.

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Old 12-03-2019, 09:13 PM
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Blew my leg out trying out for track after getting injured playing soccer. I will never know what might have been but I was fast. Especially for the time. Potential record book fast with training but all down the drain. At 16 in 1956 my 1st and only heat in the 100 was 9.6 seconds. I did not have track shoes. Leg collapsed on the 2nd heat. Graduated in 1957 so no 2nd chance. At the time the record was 9.3 seconds.

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Old 12-03-2019, 09:16 PM
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When I was a young teenager, "Bullet" Bob Hayes was tearing up the NFL. I'm a Bob, and was pretty fast - I remember my time in the 100 as about 3 seconds .

Obviously I'm not a good rememberer, but my time at 100 yards today should be around 2 - 3 days. Mayhaps I should change my moniker.

Bob Hayes was the first person (and may still be the only one) to win an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl championship.
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I was never a runner at all. Now, at 79, I can WALK 100 yards but you could pour a cup of hot coffee and have it down while watching me come back.
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I never had to sprint like that in school. My high school only had a basketball team and a baseball team so the only sprinting I had to do was from one end of the court to the other. Now days I know better than to try any of that. I don't even walk fast to the bathroom. Plan ahead.
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Blew my leg out trying out for track after getting injured playing soccer. I will never know what might have been but I was fast. Especially for the time. Potential record book fast with training but all down the drain. At 16 in 1956 my 1st and only heat in the 100 was 9.6 seconds. I did not have track shoes. Leg collapsed on the 2nd heat. Graduated in 1957 so no 2nd chance. At the time the record was 9.3 seconds.
That's fast. I think the high school 100 yd dash record is 9 sec and that was set in 1975 IIRC. We had a guy who could cover the distance in 9.5 sec. He was the state champion. This would have been about '64 or so. Don't know what happened to him. I played baseball a number of years and finished out my career there in church softball. I hit an in-field home run at age 48 and could still run pretty good at that age. But, being hardheaded I never warmed up and eventually pulled my achilles tendon. It would quit hurting by the next week but the first time I would run to first base I would pull it again. Then I retired. I more than jogged over to my barn last year just for the fun of it. it is 600' away. Picked up something and jogged back to the house....just for the fun of it. No problems and didn't have to stop.

I was once chin up champion at my high school....I could do over fifty. I challenged the boys to chin ups about five years ago and much to my surprise....couldn't even do one. At the fitness center they have a chin up machine with an adjustable bar you stand on. You can add weight to it that effectively make you lighter. I added 50 lbs to take me back to my HS weight and I then easily did 20 chin ups. Found out what my problem is....too fat.

I've been lucky with my joints. Cancer...not so much. 1917
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There were no sun dials available to time me then. No it's the 100 yard mosey.

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I use to be able to run but the big C eating up my spine and years of chemo have pretty much ended my dream of becoming an Olympic sprinter. I believe the best method for timing me would be to go by the phases of the moon, sometimes the change of seasons would be better. Now my son on the other hand is extremely fast and an awesome long jumper. Oh to be young again.
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I never ran the 100. The 440, my time was 1:09. To run the 100 now, Iím gonna need motivation. An angry grizzly, and out of ammo might do the trick.
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No idea, then or now. But at 49 I can do it now. I ran a mile a while back. My knees hurt so I stopped running, but I walk a lot.
At 77, I have walked 300 miles for each of the last three summers, at a rate of 4.2 mph. I may have been a bit faster the first summer but that was the rate for last summer. That wouldn't get me through 100 yards very quickly but I wasn't very fast way back in high school either, the last time I ran track.
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