2 Mile Pace


#1

My PR for the 1600 is 5:11 (Looking to get under 5 by end of the season)

What should be my 3200 goal time?


#2

11:00-11:15.

Best guess.


#3

What type of mileage are you running? How are your workouts? 5k PR? Any other PR’s?


#4

If I had an athlete with a 5:11 (~5:12 mile pace)… I would suggest they set a target pace of 5:28/mile (~5:26 through 1600m) or 81s/400m splits at least for the first 2800 meters of the race. If they felt strong going into the final lap then let it loose and see what happens. However, if they were struggling to even hold the target pace through 2800 meters, then that would be a signal that threshold endurance is lacking and should be incorporated into the training regimen. Expect adaptation(s) to follow consistency about every two weeks.


#5

Well. Anyways i ran it today.

It went something like this.

69 first 400 (lol)
2:30 at the half mile
5:20 at the mile.

Ended up at 11:09, i actually felt pretty good. I wish i had pushed the 5-6th laps which were my slowest, but the wind was brutal


#6

Originally posted by AtiJay@Apr 18 2010, 01:10 AM
[b]Well. Anyways i ran it today.

It went something like this.

69 first 400 (lol)
2:30 at the half mile
5:20 at the mile.

Ended up at 11:09, i actually felt pretty good. I wish i had pushed the 5-6th laps which were my slowest, but the wind was brutal[/b]

Based on your posted mile time, you could knock close to 20s off that result with better pace discipline


#7

Originally posted by Administrator@Apr 16 2010, 10:24 PM
[b]11:00-11:15.

Best guess.[/b]

Hehe… nice guess :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

An 5:12.5 mile is worth 11:15.6 for 3200.

You would have a much easier time of it if you didn’t go out in 69…that’s way too fast for your 1600.


#9

FWIW, when I ran 5:09 I also ran 10:41 the next week. But I remember being upset with my mile and happy with my 2mile.

So somewhere around there.

But I agree with what everyone else has said.