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The 400 is over fast, and the 1500m doesn't begin to hurt until about 700m have gone. But the 800...I have only ran one, but it was the most horrible race I've ever done. It hurt after 100m and was basically an extended 95% effort stride for the whole thing. The last 300m was absolute hell - my legs AND my arms were hurting like they were being stabbed! I ended up not having recovered 20 mins later, and this is just off of 2 mins 28 secs work. Since you have to put a tonne of effort in right from the gun, but it lasts for what seems like ages, I think it is more mentally daunting than even the marathon, when you can get away pretty much pain-free for 80% of it. anybody else feel the same way?