Originally Posted by WildVolley
Almost by definition top track athletes are far above average runners. But still, Said Aouita is slow compared to Usain Bolt, though he is much faster than most of us.
The 400 meters is a brutal race. I've run it twice competitively in my life and I probably won't again. At the time, I could run under 11 seconds in the 100 meters, but mid way through the 300meter mark rigor mortis started setting in and I'm surprised I made it to the finish. You need to pace yourself on the 400 to do it well.
I HATE, HATE, HATE, the 400.
It is the bane of my existence.