Is 800m aerobic or anaerobic?

The 800 meter is approximately 67% anaerobic to 33% aerobic. (Freeman, p. 55) When planning your training, remember the theory of specificity. You are training your athlete to perform as close as possible to their potential.

How can I improve my 800m time?

Run your 800m.

  1. Start of the race off right. Run fast at a speed that you can maintain well.
  2. Be smart in the middle of the race.
  3. Be conscious of when you are over exerting yourself so that you have enough energy for the second acceleration at the end of the race.
  4. In the last 200m or 300m, begin to sprint at full pace.

How many miles a week should an 800m runner run?

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.

How can I run 800m in 2 minutes?

1) you need to run at speeds FASTER than 60 sec/400m to break 2 minutes for 800m. So try 6 x 200m at 25-28 sec with a 200m walk. You should also incorporate even shorter runs of 60-100m and with a keen eye of a good coach! Even acceleration development is important here, and make sure you have good biomechanics.

What is a good time to 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

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.

What is a good 800m workout?

As the 800m athlete’s capacity increases over the season: 25-30min run @70-80% of recent timed mile pace. 30-45min run @70-80% of recent timed mile pace. 45-60min run @70-80% of recent timed mile pace.

What’s a good 800m time?

Cheering or calling out the elapsed time is also permitted to encourage the participants to achieve their best time. scoring: The total time taken to run 800m is recorded….800-meter Run Test.

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

How to train for an 800 meter race?

Anaerobic Training: Running at speed in which an oxygen debt is progressively accumulated. Anaerobic threshold training: the point where the body shifts from aerobic to anaerobic work. 168 bpm. (4 mmol lactate/dl) Tempo Run: Steady run of at least 20 min at a pace runner can handle for an hour but not longer

How to train for the 800m in Zone 4?

For 800m runner it’s more important to have developed a high Vo2 max rather than a high anaerobic threshold. Training in zone 4 rather than zone 3 will probably develop the vo2 max more and also the pace of these intervals will be faster and more running specific to the pace of the 800m.

Do you have to have endurance to run the 800m?

When racing, runners that can maintain maximum velocity for long periods of time will be extremely fast. So, an athlete that has top speed and endurance, combined with a lot of determination, will be able to succeed in the 800. To be able to run like a top 800-meter runner, athletes must train different aspects of speed and endurance.

What are the different types of 800m workouts?

As you get stronger, your runs can get longer. Below are three different types of speed workouts for 800m runners: velocity, speed endurance, and long speed endurance. For the 800m, one needs to be fast, so the velocity workouts will resemble short sprinter workouts.