Jakob Ingebrigtsen Preps for Pre: Breakdown of His Latest Training Session

The anticipation is brewing for Saturday’s Bowerman Mile at the Prefontaine Classic, where Olympic 1500m champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen will not only make his 2024 debut, but face 2023 and 2022 world champions Josh Kerr and Jake Wightman, and American mile sensation Yared Nuguse. (Preview of the mile here)

Two weeks out from the Bowerman Mile, Ingebrigtsen  did a 12×400, 10×200 workout that FloTrack captured as a“Workout Wednesday” video, that got the LetsRun.com forums in a frenzy, as Ingebrigtsen gave some insight into his Norwegian training approach.

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You can watch the video below and the LRC Distance Gurus break it down here.

Ingebrigtsen has been in Flagstaff, Arizona prepping for his season debut. The session itself wasn’t a barn-burner, but it provided valuable insights into Ingebrigtsen’s strategic approach as he gears up for the Olympics, where he acknowledged the rising level of competition in the 1500 as well as the importance of balance in his training. Of his training, Jakob said “Right now, I am in between high mileage and beginning to adapt to race pace.”, a balance he admitted was delicate. Despite this, the reigning Olympic champion looked comfortable running 62-second quarters at nearly 7,000 feet. 

Adding another layer of intrigue, Ingebrigtsen and Kerr will be sharing the stage tomorrow, May 24th, at the Prefontaine Classic press conference. Their interaction will be closely watched by fans after Ingebrigtsen referred to Kerr as the “next guy” during last year’s World Championship and has engaged in a multitude of trash talk directed towards Kerr in the leadup to this faceoff. 

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We charted Jakob’s splits from his workout for your convenience so check it out below.

Workout Details: 

12 * 400 – 1 minute standing rest

10 * 200 – 200 meter jog (90 secs)

400-Meter Repeats

Rep #1 1:04.29
Rep #2 1:01.99
Rep #3 1:01.96
Rep #4  1:01.81
Rep #5  1:02.13
Rep #6 1:03.41
Rep #7 1:02.68
Rep #8 1:03.14
Rep #9 1:02.80
Rep #10 1:02.97
Rep #11 1:02.86
Rep #12 1:02.49


200-Meter Repeats

Rep #1 27.53
Rep #2 27.72
Rep #3 26.42
Rep #4  26.15
Rep #5  27.13
Rep #6 26.30
Rep #7 26.68
Rep #8 26.84
Rep #9 26.45
Rep #10 27.06

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