800m Runner wrote:
I'm a 21 years old 800m runner. I'm stuck since 2018 with my PR.
400s 48''70 and 800s 1'51''50
I'm also able to run 200s in 22''50
I train 5 times a week, with weight lifting, easy run, intervals like 8x500s recovery 1min30, or 5X3 mins at 3'10 pace.
I often do like 3x500s with 6 minutes recovery in 1'09-1'10.
But I'm stuck and unable to improve my 800 time, and it's very frustrating because I think with my 400m speed I can do better....
What are your advices ?
Your 400 is about 4-5 s slower and your 800 about 7-9 s slower than world class times.
Now I don't think you can say your 800 should be much faster in comparison to your 400.
However, you can definitely increase the amount of training you do. 5 times a week is not very much. Try to double this asap.