Usain Bolt explains, practically second by second, his process for the 100m dash. Bolt holds the world record for the 100m at 9.58 seconds. At his top speed, researchers measured his speed at 27.49 miles per hour. That's insane.
While his supreme (and deserved) confidence comes through before long, Bolt first calls himself a "poor starter," who needs a good reaction off the starting gun to help him be in good position after the first few steps. While it all looks like a quick blur to most watchers, to a racer, each step is a chapter in a 100 meter story.
"50 meters is where I check--glance right, glance left--to make sure of my position in the race."
Yes, in a 10 second experience, Bolt has scheduled eye movements so that he can strategize for the final 50 meters.
"60 meters, that's when I become a beast, really."
Scheduled eye movements, scheduled beast transformation. I need to get on this plan.
"Last 10 meters...you're not going to catch me. Doesn't matter who you are, what you are doing, who you think you are."
The moral of this story is that Usain Bolt is awesome. Also, happy Friday everyone, may you become a beast, really.