Ok, so I used to be quite a runner about 2yrs ago. I haven't done track&field for awhile – my absence was mostly due to some really nasty shin splints, but I'm over those now and my mind is set on beating the school's 400m record of 52.8 seconds! Holy crap! It was set in 1966, the longest surviving track record in our school.
Anyway, I must beat that. I have 2yrs, because I'll be a junior after the summer is complete. When i was in 8th grade, I ran a pretty good 55-58 second 400m. It'll probably take me a bit to get back to that level, but not much I am sure. I think I may even be in better health than I was then. I just thought I'd ask you all here about how I should go about training for this. I have to beat 52.8 seconds on a 400m; damn, what a feat. That hurts just to think about. :-p But I always love a good challenge.
Anyway, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Will I need to do some weight training? I'm not much for that kind of stuff, but I will do it if I have to.
BTW, last I checked, I ran a 12 second 100m, which ain't that great, but I'm not much of a 100m runner. I don't start off very strong, unfortunately. One thing I have to work on is coming out of the blocks.