My daughter running a timed 40 yard dash

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  1. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    So last year, just before her 2nd birthday, I posted this in the UGLI forum...

    "On vacation, on 8/9/2016, on an all-weather track, my one year old daughter (she's turning two later this month) ran 18.93 in the 40 yard dash. That would be listed as 19.0 hand-timed or would be approximately 19.17 fully automatic, which is how NFL guys get timed.

    Gonna do this every year a little before her birthday.

    It was awesome watching her. Based on growth, effort (she was only around 85% effort here it seemed), and ability to focus, I'm thinking she could run sub 14.00 next year.

    And don't worry, I'm not one of those crazy parents. Just wanna do this once a year to have fun with it. Maybe it will actually become something meaningful once she's 13 or 14 and thereafter."
     
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  2. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    ...and yesterday, the day before her 3rd birthday, I had her run it again. 13.31 seconds which is rounded up to 13.40. That would be about 13.55 FA.
     
  3. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Gonna do this every year for as long as she'll let me...
     
  4. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I may try it with my son too who is crawling at 8 months and who I expect to walk by 10 months...though doing a 40 in the middle of December will suck.
     
  5. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Indoor track? Or barring that, an aisle of a large department store? ;-)
     
  6. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I could def drive a ways to an indoor track...or do it somewhere else...maybe get my buddy to let me into the high school where he coaches. They have carpeted hallways.
     
  7. Boris

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    Don't you have a Facebook for all this?
     
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  8. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Trout!
     
  9. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Get him out in the snow. Gotta toughen them up early. Don't want to raise no ***** do ya?
     
  10. Boris

    Boris Banned

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    True jazz fan would have said parachute. Like on Facebook if ya git the reference.
     
  11. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Should also withhold affection and food. Kids gotta learn at some point, they're getting soft these days.
     
  12. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    I think I started another thread for this last summer but as an older 3 year old, last summer, she ran 10.7 for the 40.

    Yesterday, after about an hour and a half of playing at a park and a lot of running around, I asked her if she wanted to see how fast she was on the grass football field. I timed it and ran with her the the full 120 yards. 32.8 seconds. Bodes well since the first half was WAY faster than her second. She tired out running hard after about 30-40 yards. Thinking she could run a sub 10.0 now on a track. Maybe sub 9.7 even since she was so much faster (it surprised me the first 30 yards) and the grass was awful. I guess we’ll find out mid-August how fast she is.
     
  13. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    Had her run two days ago. It’s still almost three months before she turns 5.

    She ran a 9.4 and a 9.5 twice. Not bad.
     
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  15. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    The AAU record for a five year old girl is 7.7 according to my wife. Not sure if that’s correct but if so, my girl has 14.5 months to shave off 1.8 seconds to break it.

    Lol.
     
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  16. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    If she ran with any kind of focus and purpose and was warmed up lol, I think she could run a 8.8-8.9 in 2.5 months.

    That’s never happening doe.
     
  17. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Seriously this borders on child abuse...
     
  18. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    She pushes me to bring her...I just agree to bring her...no different than the historically great child rearing by the father of Todd Marinovich.
     
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  19. Rubashov

    Rubashov Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Victim blaming...
     
  20. Douchebag K

    Douchebag K Well-Known Member

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    mate if it was me i'd also go with the "if you love daddy you'll run a bit faster this time ..."
     

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