How long is 800 meters around track?

How long is 800 meters around track?

roughly ½ mile
100 meters: the length of one straightaway. 800 meters: roughly ½ mile or 2 laps around the track. 1600 meters: roughly 1 mile or 4 laps around the track.

What is a good time for the 800 meter run in high school?

Anything under 3:00 is good. If you want to win a HS dual track meets 2:15 to 2:20 might do it. Under 2:10 will win often. Under 2:00 will give you a top 3 in many high school championship meets.

Is 800 meters a sprint or long distance?

The 800m is an extended sprint similar to the 400m, necessitating a revision of racing and training recommendations. Scientific research can provide coaches with energetic profiles of running events to establish training intensities, racing tactics, and optimal plans to help athletes reach peak performance.

How much mileage should an 800m runner do?

Most Type 2 800 meter runners should be in the 38-40 mile a week range which is roughly 20% higher then the level the Type 1 800 meter runner will train at.

What is a good 800 meter time for high school boy?

Usually four to six stepdowns will occur in one run, each typically 15 seconds faster than the one before. Sample times could be 3:30-3:15-3:00-2:45 for boys and 4:00-3:45-3:30-3:15 for girls with an 800-meter to one mile warm down….Training.

Monday AM: Circuit Lifing. Easy Fartlek 20-30 minutes (3M).
Sunday PM: Rest.

How fast should a 16 year old run 800m?

800-meter Run Test

Rating Time (minutes/seconds)
average 3’16” – 3’30”
above average 3’01” – 3’15”
good 2’46” – 3′
excellent 2’45” or less

What is a good high school girls 800 time?

I would say a 2:24 or faster is pretty good in high school, but lower 2:20s or sub 2:20 is great and bound to get you somewhere if you’re actively seeking to be recruited.

What is the fastest 800m time for a 13 year old?

Raiya Matonovich ran 2:10.78 for 800 metres, only 0.8 seconds off the Canadian U16 record. Two weeks ago, 13-year-old Raiya Matonovich of Kamloops, B.C. ran 2:10.78 in the 800m, a mere 0.8 seconds off the U16 record that has stood for 26 years.

What percent of the 800 is aerobic?

The 800 meter is approximately 67% anaerobic to 33% aerobic.

Should 800m runners lift weights?

QUESTION #1: Should I do weights? Yes, especially if you are an 800m runner. But only lift if you have been shown the proper form for each exercise.

Is it difficult to train for the 800m race?

It is a difficult pace to train at because it can burn the athlete up quickly. 800m – 1600m Race Paces: Used in training for 200m repeats or similar work. 800m specialists may work these 1600m pace repeats in the off season with an extended rest, such as a weekly 8-12 x 200m at Mile pace, with a 2:30 rest.

How fast can a swimmer track 800m?

I was a competitive swimmer in High School and some of College. My best distances were 200m’s which corresponds roughly in “exertion time” to track 800m’s. (1:45 – 2:00 depending on stroke)

Is over speed training bad for 800 meters runners?

This is where over speed training comes in. Most young 800 meters runners can benefit by training with the sprinters verses training with the middle distance runners. The first, the very first empirical evaluation (actual time trials) that I need is four 400 meter times.

What is your best distance to track 800m?

My best distances were 200m’s which corresponds roughly in “exertion time” to track 800m’s. (1:45 – 2:00 depending on stroke) This summer I did a few all-comers masters track meets and loved it! First time EVER racing track in my life. I can (sort of) see my abs for the first time since college!