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Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:49 am

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Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to get your opinions on this. Is 28 too old to start training for sprinting events for the next Olympics? I recently got into running, about a year ago, and realized that I'm good at sprinting, as opposed to long distance or mid distance.

What are your thoughts about someone getting into the game at a later age? I haven't always been the fittest person, so I haven't really worn out my muscles, as opposed to someone who has run track since an early age.

I know training for track is a grueling process, but I'm totally on board for it! I just wonder if my body can handle it...



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Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:48 am

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You are never to old to start sprinting. But for the Olympics a period of four years is too short, besides that you do not have to be talented but extremely talented. A modest goal is to become better every year and you will see where your personal limits are.

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Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:56 am

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Thank you for your input, Weia. I really appreciate it :-) I will take the training slowly and see how I can naturally progress.



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