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100m or 400m???
« on: October 31, 2013, 06:39:57 am »
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I want to be a specialist 200m runner. At the same time I also want to run another event on the side. I guess 100 is probably better for speed but 400 would help with endurance. Kind of dreading running 400m but I want to focus on the event that will help improve my 200m the most.
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Re: 100m or 400m???
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 07:13:27 am »
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It's probably 400 m.

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Re: 100m or 400m???
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 07:32:52 am »
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It's probably 400 m.

Yeah I think I'll spend the next 2 months racing 200m and 400m. Than I'll start running the 100m again around Jan/Feb.
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Re: 100m or 400m???
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 07:34:00 am »
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This is a pretty standard question that I've seen 200m runners deal with. It comes down to: what are your weaknesses in the 200m that you need to improve? If it's speed, then 100m might be better to focus on as a secondary distance. If you're gassed by 120m like me, then running the 4 might be best to build up your speed endurance. You could always do a mixture of both of course. I know lots of sprinters in my club do a mix of 1,2, and 4 training.

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Re: 100m or 400m???
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 07:44:01 am »
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This is a pretty standard question that I've seen 200m runners deal with. It comes down to: what are your weaknesses in the 200m that you need to improve? If it's speed, then 100m might be better to focus on as a secondary distance. If you're gassed by 120m like me, then running the 4 might be best to build up your speed endurance. You could always do a mixture of both of course. I know lots of sprinters in my club do a mix of 1,2, and 4 training.

I don't have as much speed as I'd like but the problem is also the last 50m. Than again it could just be because I haven't had any race conditioning so if I didn't get injured I'm fairly confident that I would've improved on my last 200. I don't really have a choice with training because I train with an old school coach that predominantly focuses on 'pro' races, which are usually over 120m. Everybody in the squad does exactly the same training even the girls.
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Re: 100m or 400m???
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 09:44:16 am »
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At your level you will be able to get a lot of gains quickly from being a 2/4 guy IMO.