So i'm into my junior year of HS and I am really at a standstill for what I should focus on as far as racing goes. I'll try to provide as much info as possible.
White, 145lb, 5'8.5"
All of these times are from my soph+junior year - (r) means relay split.
From New England, not down south so my times are not ridiculous.
LJ - 18'6" - Spring 2012
100m - 11.5 - Spring 2013
200m - 23.9 - Spring 2013
300m - 38.1 - Winter 2013
400m - 52.03 - Spring 2012
600m - 1:26 - Winter 2013
800m - 2:05 - Spring 2012 ***
1000m - 2:45 - Winter 2013
1500m - 4:24 - Summer 2012
1600m - 4:45 - Spring 2013
5000m(xc) - 16:50 - Fall 2012
4x400 (r) - 51.2 - Spring 2012
4x800m (r) - 2:01 - Spring 2012 ***
*** I did not find out I could run sub 2:02 until the state meet during 4x800m which was already too late to run it because I hadn't entered it prior to the meet.
What should I focus on? This season is just starting to get to the point where improvements begin to show, but I find that a lot of juniors are faster right away after their soph year. I would love some feedback. 100% honest with times, no rounding up. Thanks!
Those are some impressive times. Good job.
You ask, Am I in the right place?
Yes and no. There are a few guys who post here now and then that have some track expertise.
Most of the people posting here -- like me --- will be impressed with your times but lack the technical skills and training to give any sort of detailed advise.
Most people here are running for recreation. There are a few serious racers -- but for 5K and up. Some of us live and train to run Marathons --- it is a whole different skill and training routine.
I say this not to discourage you but just to have a realistic expectation of what you may get in response to your questions.
The two things I would say/ask: Does your track coach not offer you some guidance, or are you just looking for more input?
Secondly, go with the passion -- which distances do you like the best? Focus on that. You'll have lots of enjoyment that way.