Racing season is here!
Last month, I wrote about How to Run the Indoor 300 or 400 meters.
BBC Channel 4 had a good video clip with UK’s Iwan Thomas and Michael Johnson on How to Race the outdoor 400 meters shown during the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.
Ironically, back in 1998, Iwan Thomas and Mark Richardson handed Michael Johnson a rare 400 meter loss in Oslo.
The video is based on Michael Johnson’s race strategy with the four “P”s:
In the first 100m, “push” out of the blocks to near top speed
“pace” the 100m backstretch
“position” yourself in the 3rd 100m curve, i.e. get in the lead
“pray” the last 100m homestretch!
Click here for the video on Vimeo, or use the player below.