[i]Originally posted by drivephase1015[/i]
I think she could, if she goes out a second slower than she did before she should comeback 2 or 3 seconds faster. What leg would she run and is was she chasing anyone when she ran it before? If she goes out in 29.5 and comes back in a 33 it's a 62.5. I would tell her to get out at 29.5 and start to accel through the turn and relax coming home.
However, you are the only one who knows where she is at because you've watched her run.
Even as a 400m runner, that's a new one on me. I'm gonna have her try it, since we'll make regionals regardless in the 4 x 400, but I have to admit, I'm a little skeptical that a one second change in the first 200 would actually IMPROVE her last 200/overall 400 by 3 seconds (changing the 200m splits from 28.97/36.15 to 29.5/33.0)!!! Having said that, I trust information that guys like you, jumpscoach, mike, QUIK, and 400 say. .. . so it's at least worth a try. Thanks drivephase.