Let’s say you have runner X. He’s been running for a couple years, but he isn’t GREAT at one event, but is pretty solid considering he hasn’t really been trained well and obviously has potential.
Hey, we’ll use my pr’s for this kid:
11.87 – 23.91 – 54.24
Okay, now here’s a question that might start some discussion (hopefully)….would it be TOO detrimental for this kid, if he wanted to concentrate on the 400 as his main event, to take a ENTIRE season (indoor and outdoor) to work on his pure speed (100/200) with the occasional 400m race, and then the NEXT year focus on his race-specific endurance…or in other words, focused on 400m training for the entire year and probably every year after that?
Would this work? What could we expect…big things or little things?
BTW – This is a thought that crossed my mind, but no I’m not going to do it. Unless…. 😉