i did the 400 this year and i sucked. it was my first year in track and the event i wanted to do was the 400m. my best time was 74s. my main goal is to get it to atleast a 56 by next track season. if i do cross country next fall would it benefit my 400m time. i heard it won’t help my 100m, or 200m but what about my 400m.
also would running cross country affect my strength gains if i lift weights after school. the events i want to do in track is the 400m and high jump.i really need to increase my power and explosiveness because i really want to do varsity high jump next year. i want to increase my squat,deadlift,bench,and power clean maxes.
cross country practices are before school so i think i would have plenty of time to rest during classes so i can lift after schoool.