Is this 800m time good?

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Is this 800m time good?

Post by zizou » 23 Nov 2007, 13:46

I got 2:40 to run 800 metres and i'm 15 and a half years old. what times here has anyone else got and what level am i running at?
also how can i improve this time?
thnx alot for any help :wink:

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Post by rzadzinski » 23 Nov 2007, 17:55

I think this last spring I pulled a 2:25 at a track meet. I was 14 at the time (still am).
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Post by Enok » 23 Nov 2007, 18:33

You haven't told us how much you train or play with your team.

2:40mins is pretty good for an untrained person but you would be looking for at least 2:20 by the time you are 15/16 if you train 4/5x a week.

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Post by rzadzinski » 23 Nov 2007, 18:36

I ran a 2:25, and I didn't do any training for it at all actually. All I had was slightly after season form (so not at peak form) so it was still pretty good. I guess practicing that run at high intensity is really the only way you can improve this time.
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Post by Enok » 24 Nov 2007, 10:49

Sorry rzadzinski, that post was aimed that the first poster. I should have made that clear.

Having said that, 2:25 is very good for a 14yr old - well done! :D

(By the way - you can improve your 800m time by training for football as both rely on similar energy systems etc.)

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Post by Buddy08 » 24 Nov 2007, 20:40

I'm 16 and I am right at 2 minutes basically. like i ran a 2:08 i believe at practice one day. But i ran a 2:12 when i was 15 and before that i hadn't ran anything over a lap so i couldn't help you with the 14 year old stats. I ran several miles a day for a couple of months though with the track team 4 days a week.
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Post by jcdenton » 26 Nov 2007, 23:25

i just recently had to improve my speed endurance for mountain rescue service :P

to improve 800m time you have to practice jogging for 1-2 hours almost everyday, and then run short distances at high pace...
then as you progress these short distances will get longer...
this works...

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Re: Is this 800m time good?

Post by Soccer4Life » 01 Dec 2007, 23:17

zizou wrote:I got 2:40 to run 800 metres and i'm 15 and a half years old. what times here has anyone else got and what level am i running at?
also how can i improve this time?
thnx alot for any help :wink:
That's about my time if that gives you any insight :wink:

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Post by ScottyBoy » 01 Dec 2007, 23:29

1 minute 58
sub 2minute run :D


13 seconds off olympic gold :wink:

unfortunatly thats about 100 metres

quite a long way to catch up by beijing next summer :?

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Re: Is this 800m time good?

Post by rzadzinski » 01 Dec 2007, 23:57

Soccer4Life wrote:
zizou wrote:I got 2:40 to run 800 metres and i'm 15 and a half years old. what times here has anyone else got and what level am i running at?
also how can i improve this time?
thnx alot for any help :wink:
That's about my time if that gives you any insight :wink:
It means you're on par with the Guide Goddess with something. But you've got 2 years on her, so... :P
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Post by Buddy08 » 02 Dec 2007, 15:56

ScottyBoy wrote:1 minute 58
sub 2minute run :D


13 seconds off olympic gold :wink:

unfortunatly thats about 100 metres

quite a long way to catch up by beijing next summer :?

haha ya only 13 seconds. haha nice run though 1:58
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Post by ZZizou » 02 Dec 2007, 17:50

A lot of times here are even unreachable for pros :shock:

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Post by Icy » 02 Dec 2007, 18:21

ZZizou wrote:A lot of times here are even unreachable for pros :shock:
The lowest time is 1:58 and that is really the only one that'd be dificult although it's definately not impossible. People can run under 4 minute miles and that's a 2 minute 800m (times two).
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Post by Kakasgotskillz » 02 Dec 2007, 18:32

I just tried it now, and with snow resistance and everything, I got around 2:34 for 800m. I think that's pretty good, considering I rarely run on a regular basis. It takes me around 4:12 to run a mile also.

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Post by ScottyBoy » 02 Dec 2007, 19:12

ZZizou wrote:A lot of times here are even unreachable for pros :shock:
most young fit pros could easily beat 2 minutes but yes alot of older 30+ players may stuggle

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