What's the official way to convert a mile time to a 1600m time?
They generally add about 1.7 seconds to the 1600m time to get the mile time. Obviously add more if it is a slower time. To go from mile to 1600m, subtract the time.
Mile, 2 Mile to 1600m, 3200m - Divide by 1.0058
thats the conversion virginia uses for state quals and such
My calculus formula reveals .9938 as the equivalent conversion factor. Example, running 1600m in 4:00 is the same as running 1 mile in 4:01.5 (rounded). Another example, running 4:24 in the 1600m is equal to running 4:25.65 (rounded) in a 1-mile race.
A few more examples please Tinman...I don't get it...one would have been plenty...thanks though...:-)
Mile = 1609 meters.
using this :
extremes of range ratio you can work out for yourself :
here are some suggested lines of fit with say a 3'30 guy with various 800s for 1600m & 1 mile :
1'41 -> ~ 3'46.26 , 3'47.79
1'42 -> ~ 3'46.05 , 3'47.56
1'43 -> ~ 3'45.85 , 3'47.33
1'44 -> ~ 3'45.64 , 3'47.11
1'45 -> ~ 3'45.44 , 3'46.88
1'46 -> ~ 3'45.23 , 3'46.66
1'47 -> ~ 3'45.03 , 3'46.43
1'48 -> ~ 3'44.82 , 3'46.21
as obvious from above there is no fixed conversion & there can actually be some enormous variations : a 1.58s difference is suggested as possible for 3'30 guys projected mile time ( some evidence for this by looking at komen & coe : similar 1500 times, but quite a difference over 1 mile - a komen woud be expected to have a smaller differential than a coe )