i was wondering what people views were on a 400m hurdlers flat 200 speed should be. i ran 21.40 in 2004 and i am back in this sortof shape for 2007after a 2 year change from sprint hurdles to 400 hurdles last season i ran 51.52 for the 400hurdles. does your flat 200 speed make much diffrence in the 400m Hurdles?
I agree. 400hurdlers should always have mean as (specific) endurance. Pro 400m runners usually go round 2x200pb+3.5 so 400h should do this at worst (if given chance to train like pros) and then anywhere betweeen 3-5 seconds (for really good/average hurdlers) is usually added from 400 flat to 400h (there are exceptions for the great or the unexpereinced which we’ll ignore), so given this.
2x21.40+3.5=46.3+about 4=50.3(and theres every chance you could go quicker then this - perhaps up to a second quicker given the same 200m speed.
NZ 400mh record holder is at 49.90 and his 400m flat pb of the same season was 46.90 so go figure, you could go as quick maybe as 49’00 with awesome training (leading to awesome endruance/technique). And then obviously if you improve your short spped (ie 200m time) your potential for the 400mh should also relevantly improve.
i had my first race at the weekend but only did the 100m for some fun at our club champs i ran 11.0 hand timed it was my 5th best 100 time. so not a bad start for still doing heavy work! first 200 this weekend before first 400hurdles on the 5th may
Just my view on 200 impacting the 400H. Using the standard conversion to 400 as earlier posted 2x200pb + 3.5 + 3.0-5.0. Say u can run 23.0x2=46+3.5+3.0=52.5. In Canada that would be top 5 at Senior Nationals. It just strikes me how an athlete with the willingness to train and excellent coaching could be top 5 in the country with a 200 speed that wouldn’t even get you to Junior Nationals for 200. Even if your conversion isn’t great say 23.0x2+4.0+4.0=54.0. enough for top 10 in the country.