Andy Murray

400 metre reps

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06/08/2012 at 13:26

I think for me, one of the joys of winning a gold medal at the Olympics would be the opportunity to be all subversive and sing the wrong words under my breath.  God save our gracious queen, give her a jelly bean... was one of my brother's favourites when we were nippers.  Teehee!

Hats off to Murray.  Two finals in one day, the lad done good.

06/08/2012 at 13:31
Andi McGill 2 wrote (see)

.... Looking at his GF he is punching above his weight though.


"....and what is it about dull, unattractive, multi-millionaire Andy Murray that you find attractive?"

06/08/2012 at 13:48
Somebody tweeted during the match that Federer was playing like he'd bet money on Murray winning.

You look at Murray's mummy and you just know that if you met her you would hate her guts.

Thanks for the medals and for bumping up Team GB's total Andy but I'm not ready to love you just yet.
06/08/2012 at 13:49

Haha, I can only imagine the headlines "MEDALLIST JELLY BEAN SLUR ON QUEEN"

Would be hilarious though

06/08/2012 at 14:23

Yeah, you know someone who lip-reads would grass them up!

06/08/2012 at 16:56

Slightly convoluted praise of Mo - but I think we know what his sentiment was regardless of whether you like him or not.  Wouldn't have thought 79s is out of the question with fresh legs for a rep or two.

Get you Murray interval workout here :


06/08/2012 at 18:48

79s Also ran? I think most people on here could comfortable do 79s for a rep or 2

the debate was 57s....and it was clear he meant that was his flat out one.

Edited: 06/08/2012 at 18:49
06/08/2012 at 19:21
"I do 400m reps in training and when I'm completely fresh I can do it in 57secs."
06/08/2012 at 19:47
57, 62, 99, whatever! In a slightly clumsy way he tried to say what an inspiring saturday he witnessed. I'm not that keen on the guy, but I got the jist of what he was trying to say and left it as that. I can't even type 57 in the comfort of an armchair without it appearing as 79. He's an awkward guy, who says things in an awkward way. I can relate to that.

Anyway off to do the Murray 10 x400 85s, preceeded by one at 57.
06/08/2012 at 20:39
How can you guys judge someone you've only ever seen on TV? He had 2mins to talk to someone and come up with something intelligent after winning the most prestigious medal of his career.

I'm sure he knows how fast he can run 400 and he's not about to lie in front of 2M+ TV viewers. Most of us can relate to Mo's unbelievable 10k times and I'd hazard a guess at least 25% of us know how fast we run 10k on the road.
06/08/2012 at 22:14

57 isn't exactly hanging I'd doubt hugely that all full time pros could do it.

I know a guy who could "Only" do 60 for 400, yet got his 10k time down to 31mins so things aren;t always straight forward.


06/08/2012 at 22:46

I undersatnd Murray is very fond of Fry's chocolate cream, which makes him ok in my book!

07/08/2012 at 00:41

Mo Farah is awesome and that is all!

07/08/2012 at 08:39

Nick - not that I'm accusing you of porkies or anything (perish the thought) and we all know the prediction tables can be nonsense....but...just plugged a 400m 60 sec into the formulae on the running for fitness website. It predicts a 34 minute 10k....something doesn't add up

07/08/2012 at 09:39

I have met his mum and she is such a lovely helpful person.She was at the local tennis courts and literaly spent hours chatting to kids,parents and coaches about all things sport!

It seemed obvious to me that Andy was praising Mo very highly indeed.In Mo and Andy we have two fine sportsmen and two worthy Gold medalists.

07/08/2012 at 10:35

Hands up people who think that Olympic Gold Medal winner Andy Murray is rubbish at his sport?

Gee, what a churlish conversation. At what must be the highlight of his career, Murray gives an impromptu doff of the hat to another competitor in a different discipline, communicating that he was in awe of the other person's achievements. Using a bunch of unprepared words.

So he is a bit dour at other times. So what. He can be if he wants. None of us live his life. Some of us might be able to run 400m faster but none of us can player tennis better. Please don't ape tabloid reactionary responses which are vile, stupid and hypocritical.

07/08/2012 at 11:00
Lol. Are you being deliberately ironic? No one said he was rubbish at his sport did they?

I think the original OP was a bit of a troll but it's interesting to know how other athletes cross train.
07/08/2012 at 11:14
The question is whether sports like tennis should even be at the olympics and did most of the competitors take it as serious as Murray did. Does anyone really think that if it was a major final that the likes of Federer and Djokovic would roll over so easily?
Edited: 07/08/2012 at 11:18
07/08/2012 at 11:17

having run/trained with elite tennis players i can confirm that these guys can move.

its clear to everyone that murray either meant Mo was a bit crap, his interview carried on to mention he was better than Redgrave on the rowing machine and faster than Hoy at spin classes   OR  he actually said he does 400m reps in training and in a fresh 400m he can only hit a 57s whereas Mo did a 53s after 9600m.  He was clearly awestuck at what Mo did. 

Edited: 07/08/2012 at 11:19
07/08/2012 at 11:22
I don't agree Dean. What Mo did was like winning the World Cup Final but what Murray did was like winning a pre-season friendly over a better team who were not taking it seriously.
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