### How do you train for 400 hurdles?

## How do you train for 400 hurdles?

An equivalent workout for 400 hurdlers would be to run repeat 300s over the first eight hurdles, with similar recovery periods. Then do the math x 4 to project race times. So, if the athlete averages 42.0 for his 300s, the projected race time would be in the range of 56.0.

**What is a good 400m hurdles time?**

The best male athletes can run the 400 m hurdles in a time of around 46 seconds, while the best female athletes achieve a time of around 52 seconds.

**Why is speed important in hurdles?**

It is important to maintain speed in between hurdles, as the faster you go the easier it will be to increase stride distance. This will help for athletes who may be struggling to maintain the ideal 3 strides between hurdles. For the long hurdle events, strides between the hurdles is different.

### Do hurdles make you faster?

Standing just nine to 18 inches tall, speed hurdles are small training tools that can make a big difference in your sprinting form. Perform each drill five times on your speed training days. …

**What’s the best 400 meter hurdle time you can run?**

My rule of thumb for calculating potential is take your best 400 meter flat time and add 5 seconds . A 50 sec 400m open sprinter can run 55 seconds for the 400mH after 2 years of hurdle training. The biggest technical problem with newbie hurdlers is they spend too much time in the air over the hurdles.

**How to calculate your 400 meter hurdles potential?**

You will need to have good spatial judgment and be able to lead with alternate legs if you choose the latter. My rule of thumb for calculating potential is take your best 400 meter flat time and add 5 seconds . A 50 sec 400m open sprinter can run 55 seconds for the 400mH after 2 years of hurdle training.

#### What’s the best distance to train for 400m?

As a rough guideline, I would target 500m total distance for speed and speed endurance workouts, 1000m for special endurance workouts, and 2000-3000m tempo workouts. It depends on the “training age” and “chronological age” of the athlete. Below are 3 scenarios, for hard training sessions 2 days, 3 days, and 4 days a week:

**How many steps between hurdles do you need?**

Some guys count every step, some count alternate steps (i.e. for 15 steps between hurdles, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, KICK!), and some guys just don’t worry about it. You will need to have good spatial judgment and be able to lead with alternate legs if you choose the latter.

How do you train for 400 hurdles? An equivalent workout for 400 hurdlers would be to run repeat 300s over the first eight hurdles, with similar recovery periods. Then do the math x 4 to project race times. So, if the athlete averages 42.0 for his 300s, the projected race time would be in the…