SDSU Aztec wrote:
HM guy wrote:
It's rare, but if the 400m time is extremely good, it can work. Martin Rooney did this as a 16 year old (or thereabouts), and went on to run sub-44 and represent GB consistently.
OP, can we have some more info? How old ae you, and what are your 800/1500m times?
If you're 16 and your times are 49 - 1:55 - 4:10, then go to the 400. If you're 25 and your times are 49-1:49-3:45, then I would stick to middle distance.
I'm 140lbs 6'2 and I'm 16 I don't want you to be able to find out exactly who I am from searching me so my 800 is about 1:52 and my 1500 is like 4:20
Your like 4:20 1500 must have been run in 30mph winds.
haha haven't ran one this year
You're an 8/1500 runner and haven't run any 1500s this year?
A current 1500m pr would be helpful for you to pick your best event. But yeah, like others said, it looks like you should focus on 4/8 based on current info. As you get older and set some more PRs, you can decide if you should focus on just the 400 or just the 800, or keep running both, depending how it goes.
Jump into a 100 and 200 in a low key meet, btw. Just to get more data points. That will help you know if you have the speed to take the 400 to the next level or not.
I've ran a 10.4 100m with a rolling start (150s) and I've done a high 22 200m as a rep.