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RE: Sub 1:50 800m Training
Found this thread very useful. a HS athlete I coach just ran 1.47.91 last week, aim was to just to get under 1.50. Signed with Wake Forest.
The goal splits he ran were 53/55. It is a little earlier than we had planned as the season objective is Pan Am Jnrs the first weekend of August. Remains to be seen whether he can improve on this, or at least become consistent at it. Now need to work on some speed as his 400m (49.0) is a bit defficient and needs to get down to 48.0 or faster.
This was done on 25-30 miles per week, and he is likely capable of 3.45-50 for 1500m as well, based on a 1k TT a couple of weeks ago of 2.29, going out in 56 and purposely slowing down (instructed to). He followed that up 10 minutes later with a 600m in 1.23 (gave him more recovery than planned). Next step is to run a 1200m in under 3.00. He does ALL of his training solo by the way, no training partners at all - much like JRinaldi, it is me and him much of the time (I do coach a couple of girls as well).
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