The 200m is my favorite event. Probably because it was my best event. I just think it’s the perfect combination of speed and endurance. (And by endurance I mean, of course, speed endurance!) I’m just not Type IIb enough to enjoy the 100 (by the time it starts, it’s over!) and, well, the 400 just hurts too much to want to run it every meet. Though, admittedly, there is nothing more satisfying than running a fast 400. Because you have to be just a little bit crazy to enjoy running the 400. Not Decathlete crazy, but crazy nonetheless.
The 200? Just right. It’s long enough for those of us with naturally or comparatively low strength and power levels (those of us with bad starts) to mow those short sprint types down off the turn. And it’s short enough that you don’t have to play Jedi Mind Tricks with yourself just to finish. And not vomit after.
What’s my point? I’m not sure. So let’s just go right to this video where I discuss both how to run the 200m and show you one of my favorite late season 200m workouts. Post your comments below.
Here, also, is an article on how to train 200m runners.
To your success,