Dear Sir Tiefenthaler,
i am a 16 years old boy from Greece. I used to do high jump and this year (August) i started middle distances. I desperately want to predict the time that I am capable to do in 800m and 1500m. I am 1.81m tall and 59 kilos. I never had taken part in a running event so i can give you infos only from training. For instance i usually do 7*200m at 30s with 2min recovery, 8*400m at 72s with 3-4 min recovery,8*500m at 1:30-1:35 with 3 min recovery, 4km about at 15min, 8km at 33min. I train daily but usually on Sunday i run 1h at easy pace and wednesday is also a quite relaxed day that usually involves 2*6*(30s fast,1:30m slow)...if you need something more in order to make a more accurate prediction feel free to ask me :)
Thanks in advance :)Hello Kon,
Judging from the workouts you have shared, I am going to make two educated guesses. One thing that would be helpful would be to know how fast you can run a 400m all out at. For instance, I could run a 400m at around 54 seconds when I was 17. My best 800m at age 17 was 2:01.
Here's my best guesses off of workouts. You should be able to run a 2:15 in the 800m and probably much faster if you have some good footspeed.
For the 1500m, I'm not totally sure. I'm just guessing here, but I bet you could run a 4:30 or faster in the 1500m.
If you could comment on your best 400m or any other race times you have, that would be much appreciated, and I could help you more. You are doing a great job in the workouts you described though, especially at your age of 16.
Happy Trails - Coach Tief