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Poster: Need a Good Outdoor Season
Subject: RE: How to Improve my 800
Sorry, I should've been clearer. I meant I have had a range of splits for my first 800 between 2:24 and 2:27, meaning I had a significantly slower second 800 for the mile.
My most recent 1600 meter times:
February 15, 2012: 4:57.68 (Splits were 2:27, 2:30)
February 8, 2012: 4:58.37 (Splits were 2:25ish, 2:33)
February 1, 2012: 4:57.34 (Splits were 2:24, 2:33)
The one on February 15th felt too easy. I'm not saying I should've been way faster, but I think I had a 4:55 in me, but I got caught behind a group and never took the race into my own hands. That was more of a mental defeat. I think from a fitness standpoint, I felt the strongest after my most recent one, which was also my first time this year running on a 200m track Indoors instead of a 400m track Outdoors, so I'm not sure how that factored in for me.
My actual 800 I've only run once and it came from my Outdoor track season last year, where I didn't run much due to injury which led me to believe that I would run it much faster in the future, however all throughout Indoor I would split 2:19 or 2:20 and I would never feel like I gave it my all.
I guess some of it may be race inexperience? I haven't run many Open 800s, I'm always part of a 4x8 team.
But those are both from practice in trainers, at the end of a workout. I've never run them in a meet before. I'd love to try them, but my coach isn't a fan of letting distance runners try sprints.
Under 2:10 may be a little far-fetched, but I think under 2:15 is not too far out of reach.
Let me know if there are more questions. Thanks.
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