Can you time yourself accurately on your 40?

by admin on April 16, 2010

I dont have anyone to click the stopwatch for me, is there a way to get a good idea of your 40 time, short of some laser-trip timer system?

Also, is there "standard" markings on most tracks to denote a 40 yard distance? There’s a whole lot of lines and marks on my school’s track, but I’m not sure which set of lines are 40 meters apart, and I’d feel silly going out with a measuring tape :)

The field isn’t marked for football, either, since my school has no program, so I cant just run from the 40 to the goal line….

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john l April 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

Go talk to your schools coach, they have a spot already marked for their own players. Ours was in the parking lot. Do not time yourself, it will be inaccurate. Just have your mom or dad go with you, tell them as soon as you go they start the clock, and as soon as you get infront of them to stop it. Do it all the time, as you will have good days and bad days, light shoes and clothing HELPS!

needhelp April 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

different tracks have different color lines and the colors usually mean different measures.

if you have an ipod- that has a stop watch i think it would be pretty accurate to time yourself.. i do it all the time

mark a April 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

do not time your 40 yourself because i thought i ran a 5 flat like 3 months a go but then i got someone to time me and i gotta 6 flat
so i had to over train for the next 3 months to run a 5 flat so no and the laser things are lik 400 dollars it would b cheaper to make friends

Saint Pride April 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

it’s inpossible really. You have too have someone time you, you can’t try to get to your stopwatch while runnng that fast

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