Hey, I was wondering what's the typical progression for 800m times across an indoor season. For instance, if a person is at say, 2:10 now (Mid April) where should they be at by Championships (June4th)? 2:02?
Personally, I won't to run 1:55 by June 4th and I was wondering what's a decent time to be running now in mid-April. I was thinking that running around 2:00 would be a good indication of that. What do you think? Does 1:55 seem possible or is too ambitious?(Also, I live in Michigan so the weather is quite cool at the moment)
How do you normally progress in the 800m across a season? What's your April times like? then May times? And your times at champions?
I know everyone is different, but I'm just asking for general tendencies.
|A bit ambitious...|
Running 2:00 now is too slow... you're not gonna drop an entire 5 seconds from April to June. Maybe if you're running 1:59 low or 1:58 high then it's definitely possible, if not expected. I'm a 16 year old high schooler, and so far my progression has been:
No running for 3 months (I had the flu when I ran this): 2:10
First two weeks of running, off no base: 2:04
Two weeks later: 2:01
|Seen it all before|
If you are 2:10 now I'd say 2:02 is top end. But that is perfect race, perfect weather, you are in third close enough to battle for the win, etc.
Best of luck.
If 2:10 now, you should definitely be able to eclipse 2:05 or under.
If 2:00 or 2:02 now, I'd suspect a 1:58 about by the end of the year. It all depends on how much you did over the winter and the shape you were in when you run the slower time.