Have always seen myself as a 200/400 runner with PB’s of 22.9 and 51.6 but seemed to have had a mental block over 400. This year despite getting quicker over 100/200 I can’t run quick in a 400 race and perform much better in training. I ran a negative split 53.11 indoors and a 54.5 outdoors where I died.
I ran a 200 and 800 this weekend for my club. 23.5 into a headwind and I ran 2:05 going through in 68 and sprinting the last 100 to win rather than go for a time. People are telling me I may have potential.
My coach is a 400/800 guy but is one of the best in the business. Long term I think my inability to put weight on will hinder me in the sprints.