Originally Posted by PaullBradyy
Hi new poster here but have been reding this forum for the last couple of weeks
I am asking about 400m distance and how good I could get.
I started to try and get fit siince christmas after not doing any sport for the last 10 years. I used to play soccer and was quite good.
I have been doing things like 8 100m intervals with a 10 minute recovery in average 11 secs and was thinking if I could do these 4 together (when I get fit) I could get close to 44 seconds which would be a very good time. I tried running the full 400m distance but due to lack of fitness I only did 51 seconds
I am also wondering what sort of drinks I should be taking like protein and carbohydrates?
44 seconds would be a “very good time”. It would get you onto the podium in London.
If you are running 51 second after doing no sport for 10 years then you are an incredible talent and I would urge you to get straight to a club. However I don’t believe you at all, sorry.