Indoor Season is verly going to start and I am currently doing 2:20 in the 800 meters. In 3 months I want to do 2:04 minutes or sub so I can go to state in the 4x800
Any of you guys have some good training tips that you thought were key to your succes in the 800 meters?
I was doing 30 miles a week with tempo runs but I am now starting to do 50 miles a week. Anyone have any suggestions. I am also doing core to help my abdomen. I weight 125 and I am a sophmore in Illinois.
First, Good Luck this year and its great you have a goal. Good to seek advise, as well. Where are the coaches? I am from IL. as well and the 4 bye is a premeir race downstate, so you'll need a sub-2:04 for the qual - and remember this is a relay - team work-outs are imperative, motivating, and good for the spirit.
Now - sounds like you are sticking to long run distance workouts and some core. You need to mix your workouts for optimal results, and that includes cross-training. Time is of the essence here so to start swimming might take awhile to get the results - try biking (spin?) on a stationary. Running should incorporate speed workouts - hills- fartleks, tempo, and long runs. Just google em and they will explain if you are unfamiliar with these workouts. Diet and rest - you need to pay close attention as this can derail your efforts if you ignore em.
I don't know everything so it is just as important so seek advise whereevr you can. It helps to build a solid knowledge base. In addition, be careful not to overdo it or switch, willy-nilly, as you hear about new things. The good runner is a smart runner, first!
Again, good luck and I hope to see you downstate.