After 12 mile warmup, runners gather on track for ladder or pyramid intervals in this sequence. Training for 800m a discussion of some ways to train and coach 800m athletes. The athlete needs to trust you, the coach, that you will always put them in. The lydiard training system for middle and long distance runners. If a coach can excel at coaching the 400800 meter athlete, the coach will have the skills to excel at coaching every other running event as well. To run with great speed over 100 to 400 meters, sprinters must accelerate for 50 to 60 meters. May 24, 2019 developing successful 400meter runners requires more than just teaching correct running form or smart race tactics.
The 7 laws of 400 800 coaching success with ron grigg. Beyond high school, the truly successful 800meter specialists almost always come from a speed background as the. Books how to be a champion from 9 to 90 by earl fee. We need to train our runners for racing, not for mileage or speed. We are fortunate to be able to have a seperate performance group mostly upper classmen who have performance indicators that allow for a more advanced and aggressive training routine. Coaching youth runners 2 abstract this work is a supplementary text for coaches who train athletes aged between 6 and 18 years old to participate in running events between 800 and 5,000 m.
Begin your training with a lot of long distance work. The race is run for two laps around a 400meter track or four laps around a 200meter indoor track. But what happens with the 800, a race i call the twixter. They run background checks on all of the entrants, so if you leave this of. Michael young importance of posture the first most important aspect of speed is posture. What is the delta between your first and second 400 meter legs of the 800 meter. If your nickname is the roadrunner, you are probably a sprinter. The book combines recent research, sound training principles, and proven program strategies to improve performance in events ranging from the 800 meters to the marathon.
They can also lead to a higher rate of gastrointestinal complaints than water alone van nieuwenhoven, brouns. Most type 2 800 meter runners should be in the 3840 mile a week range which is roughly 20% higher then the level. The 7 laws of 400 600 800 coaching success ron grigg. Developing high school 8001600 meter runners coaches education. Tempo runs for the 400 and 800 runners focus on the goal race time for the individual runner. If you are an 800 meter athlete and try to run these 800m workouts at a fasterslower pace, run furthershorter than the prescribed distance, andor cut the rest short boredom or rushing, you will change the component of the workout and no longer be training the correct energy system that your 800m workout was intended to train. These middle distance plans were designed by jack for runners of all levels logging anywhere from 2060 miles per week. Just as there is more than one route to travel to reach a destination there are several training approaches that can be applied in order to lead an athlete toward their potential as. This indicator session tends to predict well for endurance based 800m guys 800m1500m guys. Middledistance coaches have long spoken of 3 subgroups. Speed based 800m runners 400m800m often wont convert well.
Customize your plan in just a few minutes and start training towards your new. Successful coaching strategies in training type 2 800 meter runners one of the first metrics to examine is their weekly mileage. The following is a capsule of my philosophy for coaching distance runners. Just as there is more than one route to travel to reach a destination there are several training approaches that can be applied in order to lead an athlete toward their potential as an 800 meter runner. The 7 laws of 400600800 meter coaching success latif thomas with coach ron grigg jacksonville university im latif thomas, owner of. The high school 800meter race is a true hybrid event in that virtually any sound athlete has an opportunity to succeed, whether coming from a sprint background or coming from a history of cross country or distance running.
Utep head coach paul ereng over the past few years has developed multiple 800m stars. The 400 and 800 meter runs are for those runners who are best at short distance running. As with the 800 meter runners, the 15001600 meter runner needs to be able to. Many coaches contemplate over whether they should train the 800m runner with the sprinters or distance group. As all athletes have different needs, a single program suitable for all athletes is not possible. Training young distance runners 3rd edition pdf human. By alberto juantorena, translated by victor lopez in 1985 the athletic congress of the usa honored alberto juantorena at its convention in houston, texas. The following advice for handling 400meter runners comes from a presentation by 1976 olympic gold medalist harvey glance, given at the 2015 michigan interscholastic track coaches associations annual clinic. Athletes must combine speed with endurance to finish the race strong and ahead of the. High school 800 meter annual plan overview by scott christensen complete track and field the chart is separated into the four periods of the 800 meter macrocycle season highlighting the twelve training sessions of each microcycle within each period and an example of work done in a typical session during that period. The training advice in this guide will be more suited for 400m800m type and the pure 800m type. It also says this disqualifies you from entering the marathon. Dont double or triple distance runners in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m to score.
The 800meter run is one of the most challenging middle distance runs in the sport of track and field. Are you a middle distance running type running in a 800 meter run, or would you characterize yourself as a sprinter type moving up to the 800 meter distance. The book combines recent research, sound training principles, and proven program strategies to improve performance in events ranging from the 800meters to the marathon. Weight training for 800 meter runners 800meter training for high school girls how to train for 800 meter run clyde hart 400 meter workouts. Track workouts for sd strength and endurance san olympian johnny gray s 800 meter running tips track workout breaking 2 minutes in the 800m race 45 minute treading workout pumps iron.
Try to have your 800 runners compete in the 4x4 at the end of every meet. The coaches i knew at the outset of my career worked 800meter runners with their distance group, and the 4. When coaching the 800 1600, the coach must find the right combination of both speed and endurance for that particular athlete. Coaching youth middle distance runners wikimedia commons. A training program has to be developed to meet the individual needs of the athlete and take into consideration many factors. These workouts train the runner to find the pace and comfort level with running at the specific speed.
The 7 laws of 400600 800 meter coaching success latif thomas with coach ron grigg jacksonville university im latif thomas, owner of. This can be a challenge for the 800m runners because its training can be very different for a fast type and resistant runner. As a high school coach, i know how difficult it can be to plan effective training, as well as organize and run efficient training sessions for this particular event group. Stride length stride frequency increases as ground force application increases. The 800 meter run is one of the most challenging middle distance runs in the sport of track and field. Aerobic power speedwork eg 6 x 800m at 5km pace rest 1min.
With short distance runs you need to work to generate high lactate. If research indicates it is a race with a high anaerobic contribution, how do i train athletes. In a race proceeding at 67 meters per second, tactical errors can be irreversible. Season training program for 400 800 meter runners related searches best 800 meter training 800 meter training program 800m workout schedule training for 800 meter run workouts weight training for 800 meter runners 800 meter training for high school girls how to train for 800 meter run clyde hart 400 meter workouts.
During the congress he gave a keynote speech on two topics. Proper nutritional practices alone cannot generate elite performances, but they can significantly affect young athletes overall wellness. Identifying 8001600meter runners cross country runners the easiest place to start successful in xc tall, lean and fast with good stamina competitive and willing to hurt desirous to work on their craft yearround buyin and trusting of your coaching prior track experience i. High mileage runners can do 2mile warm up and cool down jogs andor 3 mile easy morning jogs. Why the 800 meter run should be treated like the 400 meter dash. All the speed in the world couldt help you be a better 800 meter runner if you can only maintain that speed for about 200 meters before you start to break down from lactic acid build up. Peter snell outsprinted roger moens for the 800 meter gold medal, then less than an hour later, murray halberg broke away alone two laps from the finish to win the 5,000 meters, and finally, barry magee captured the bronze. May 16, 2017 800m training workouts pdf cecelia kildoo may 16, 2017 400m training program screen shot mile training program screen shot 800 meter training program 800m runner characteristics. After completing the ladder, advanced runners take a longer recovery, and then finish with one final 400 or 500. Level 2 coach sprints, hurdles and relays subscribe to our free monthly 400m800m1500m training ideas newsletter the problem. The race is run for two laps around a 400 meter track or four laps around a 200 meter indoor track. Stretch as a team, then separate into 3 main groups. The coach must first determine if that athlete is a 400 800 type or a 800 1600 type.
Maintaining a healthy energy balance, practicing effective hydration habits, and understanding the various aspects of supplementation practices can help athletes improve their performance and increase their enjoyment of the sport. Funny you should ask this theres a little check box on the marathon entry forms that asks if you run an 800. Runners can fall into two categories short distance runners and long distance runners. The role of the sportsman in international relations and training technique used in the 400 and 800 meter races. Some ideas regarding the 4x800 relay please ask questions as we go along. Peter snell outsprinted roger moens for the 800 meter gold medal, then less than an hour later, murray halberg broke away alone two laps from the finish to win the 5,000 meters, and. As with the 800 meter runners, the 15001600 meter runner needs to be able to come through the halfway point in the race at a fast pace and not panic. A discussion of some ways to train and coach 800m athletes. I am in my 5th year and still learning the ropes so to speack. Identifying 800 1600 meter runners cross country runners the easiest place to start successful in xc tall, lean and fast with good stamina competitive and willing to hurt desirous to work on their craft yearround buyin and trusting of your coaching prior track experience i. Developing high school 8001600 meter runners by skip stolley coordinator aafcif coaching programs.
There is no magic mileage figures that will guarantee success in distance running. Mid distance 800m 1600m coach, scott christensen, covers specific things coaches must do to prepare their athletes for the mid distance events, 800 meter to the 1600 meters. How to train for the 800 meter race in track and field. The longest sprint race demands not only speed, but speed endurance, so 400meter runners must train differently than other sprinters and coaches must use them wisely during the season. I usually run the first 600m very fast with the top runners, but when it come to the last 200 i have no kick and sometimes i get passed and give up a. I usually run the first 600m very fast with the top runners, but when it come to the last 200 i have no kick and sometimes i get passed and give up a place. If your parents approve, i need a video of a recent 800 meter race to evaluate your running mechanics. The coach should be pragmatic in the coaching of athlete, not dogmatic. Start at little slower than mile pace, get faster rest.
As the bestselling guide in the sport, training young distance runners has helped countless runners achieve their best times, avoid injuries, and improve their performance progressively from season to season. For example, if a runner wants to break the two minute mark in the 800, the tempo runs will use 200 or 400 m intervals based on the two minute 800 time. Updated, expanded, and enhanced, this new edition further solidifies its standing as a musthave for athletes and coaches in cross country, track and field, and road racing. Coach and webmaster ross dunton, 68, guts out the 800meter run at the 2000 usa masters nationals in eugene, oregon. While this paints a small picture of their training it is easily measured. Manual of the american psychological association, 6th edition. Become a faster middle distance runner this season following a 12week training plan for the 1500mmile or 800m from legendary coach jack daniels. Nevertheless, build aside, probably the most important consideration in determining whether a runner is best suited to sprinting or middle distance running is basic. Be bilingual understand sprint training, understand endurance training understanding the different qualities and vocabulary.970 1091 271 1481 1453 1531 1221 1000 1070 824 865 1279 462 1580 195 1450 1526 615 945 1191 958 11 411 1160 390 206 875 1138 21 123 1408