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862 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: May 1, 2013 5:45 AM by skypilot77
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Apr 30, 2013 7:18 PM

What should I run? Am I in the right place?

So i'm into my junior year of HS and I am really at a standstill for what I should focus on as far as racing goes. I'll try to provide as much info as possible.

White, 145lb, 5'8.5"

All of these times are from my soph+junior year - (r) means relay split.


From New England, not down south so my times are not ridiculous.


LJ - 18'6" - Spring 2012

100m - 11.5 - Spring 2013

200m - 23.9 - Spring 2013

300m - 38.1 - Winter 2013

400m - 52.03 - Spring 2012

600m - 1:26 - Winter 2013

800m - 2:05 - Spring 2012 ***

1000m - 2:45 - Winter 2013

1500m - 4:24 - Summer 2012

1600m - 4:45 - Spring 2013

5000m(xc) - 16:50 - Fall 2012

4x400 (r) - 51.2 - Spring 2012

4x800m (r) - 2:01 - Spring 2012 ***


*** I did not find out I could run sub 2:02 until the state meet during 4x800m which was already too late to run it because I hadn't entered it prior to the meet.


What should I focus on? This season is just starting to get to the point where improvements begin to show, but I find that a lot of juniors are faster right away after their soph year. I would love some feedback. 100% honest with times, no rounding up. Thanks!

  • skypilot77 Legend 1,077 posts since
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    1. May 1, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to BPoli)
    What should I run? Am I in the right place?

    Those are some impressive times. Good job.


    You ask, Am I in the right place?


    Yes and no. There are a few guys who post here now and then that have some track expertise.


    Most of the people posting here -- like me --- will be impressed with your times but lack the technical skills and training to give any sort of detailed advise.


    Most people here are running for recreation. There are a few serious racers -- but for 5K and up. Some of us live and train to run Marathons --- it is a whole different skill and training routine.


    I say this not to discourage you but just to have a realistic expectation of what you may get in response to your questions.


    The two things I would say/ask: Does your track coach not offer you some guidance, or are you just looking for more input?


    Secondly, go with the passion -- which distances do you like the best? Focus on that. You'll have lots of enjoyment that way.

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