Jerry Cann wrote:
100m runners do not pace themselves in the first 40m. if you do that, you could lose the momentum you need for the last 60m
The first 40m are about focusing on clearing the blocks with a good reaction time then accelerating as much as you can. Thats why it is called the drive phase.
A sprinter will only pace himself if he is an a multi-round meet and if he has the race sewn up in the last 20m. This is to save his energy for the next round.
Nothing on that page contradicted what I said. That page isn't even really saying much at all.
If anything, that page supports what I'm saying. Don't accelerate all at once. Stretch it out (i.e., "pace yourself") from 0-50m.