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Improve my times

Answered By Mick Grant & John Molvar

Question

I am 12 years old and looking to lower my time in the 800 and 1500. I run a 2.19 in the 800 and 4.56 in the 1500. Right now I run 7 miles a week.

Answer

Have Fun. Stay Healthy. Gradually increase your mileage per week. Gradually run more days per week. Run 6 x 200 once a week, starting slower in the fall and gradually speed up so you are running at slightly faster than 800m goal time by your summer peak. (200m recovery between each) Learn even pacing for both the 800 and 1500. Gradually you should be able to run the 2nd half of a 1500 faster than the first half. Think long term development.

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