Originally when I planned this project I was going to do three one hundred meter sprints and time myself throughout the semester. I thought it would be a good way to evaluate my improvement. Well that is not going to happen any more. I was in a car accident last spring that did a number to my back. As a result I have been doing rehabilitation for it. I was cleared to run finally by my physiotherapist and I thought my back was stronger than it was. It turns out that sprinting is very hard on the part of my back I hurt. So even just doing a five stride start is challenging. I think I am going to change my goal to completing a hundred meter sprint by the end of the semester. Instead I am going to work on improving my strength in my back until I can run. I will also continue to focus on analyzing parts of my sprinting stride and others to see where the problems are. I will do short amounts of running so that I can improve my technique and slowly increase my distance.
|The Initial Plan||In Reality|
|3x 100m sprints||1x 100m sprints completed|
|3x video analysis- analysis material to improve time and technique.||Analyzed videos found online of different level sprinters instead of just myself sprinting.|
|Evaluated upon decrease in time and visible improvement of technique.||Evaluated more on expansion of knowledge and the ability to teach the material and less on physical results.|