I personally don't think you have what it takes
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.
Have you checked that what your running is actually one hundred meters, our how did you measure it?
In all fairness, 44 secs for 400m is a ridiculous target for someone with your fitness history.
Why not try for something more realistic like a sub-4 minute mile?*
* Like most former soccer/GAA players who do a few laps of a pitch and suddenly think they can attain Olympic standard in a few months
don't believe a word of it
almost 800m world record pace for one lap-after 10yrs out
Defo hit the shakes.
Your training is a little lacking, you could probably add 45mins - 1hr of 5-a-side football each week.
I assume you are in your 20s?
11 seconds for 100 meters when you say you have not done any sport in the last ten years is superb. I think research labs could be interested in you.
Judging by the OP's username, there is a better chance of him taking home a Grammy Award next year than running 44 seconds for 400m.
Not that there is much chance at that.
OP, any chance at all that the times you are doing are on a motorbike? Just asking, as you didn't mention it was from the act of human running.
Edit: You did mention running, but, was it downhill with + 50 m/s tailwind?
Mario Olympics on the Nintendo Wii. 11 seconds is childsplay though. My auld fella ran a 9.17 with Sonic the Hedgehog one St Stephens' Day. Bloody hell can Sonic run!
I jumped 9.87 metres on the x box kinect. I love the olympics on the x box!
Yeh, the problem is these games are too easy. Within a day of purchasing International Track and Field for the Nintendo 64 I had obliterated Jan Zelezny's javelin WR with a stunning 104.xx metres. I think the jav landed on the track. Thank God there was nobody flying around that bend (the longest track event in that particular game was the 110m Hurdles, so most of the track was left unused).
We're a tough crowd. To the op:
If your original post was genuine, you are either a superb talent (the likes of which has not been seen in Ireland for a long number of years), or your measurement system is skewed. In either case, get yourself off to your nearest club where you talent will be harnessed, or your measurement systems (assumptions) can be validated.
You think we're tough. I'd love to see what the letsrun faithfull would make of such a thread. In fact I am terribly tempted to post up that opening post onto those forums and see what the reaction would be. I won't though.
For what it's worth. I ran the 400 on a track with a friend using a stop/watch.
The 100 metre intervals were all mid-high 11 from a running start.
It seems from the responses here that 44 might me unattainable. I still still think I want to go a lot faster than 51 seconds as I don't see this as being a great time for myself.
I am in my late twenties.