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    the 1200 meter

    Post by PCNQtrack on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:56 pm

    So it turns out my coach has placed me in the 1200 meter portion of the distnace medley relay. this is the only meet all year we run this and our team actually has a decent chance at the school record. my question is, how would i attack this race. i was thinking opening in a 2:20 and just see what happens from there?
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by runner_dude on Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:06 pm

    Run it the same as a 1600, except each quarter is 300m. If that makes sense?
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by PCNQtrack on Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:33 pm

    yeah thats what i was thinking rd, my coach helped explain it that way too. i just didn't know like how to run it speed-wise if you know what i mean
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by Lily on Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:56 pm

    yeah i think 2:20 or maybe a couple of seconds slower sounds good for the first 800. i like the 1200, have fun!
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by Running With Scissors on Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:40 am

    During the distance medley last year I told the 1200 to go out in a 800 pace with out the final kick (cause you'll need that energy for the last lap)


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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by FinishingKick on Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:06 pm

    2 laps of 2:20 + 1 lap of all you have
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by Phuckduck on Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:20 am

    2:20 is gonna lead you to a seriously shitty time. you should try going out in at least 2:05-2:10 and then then throwing it down the last lap

    shoot for 3:10-3:15ish depending on your fitness
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    Post by Lily on Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:51 am

    Phuckduck wrote:2:20 is gonna lead you to a seriously shitty time. you should try going out in at least 2:05-2:10 and then then throwing it down the last lap

    shoot for 3:10-3:15ish depending on your fitness
    well his 800 pr is 2:13 so i doubt he would be able to run a 2:05 800 and then one more lap.
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by PCNQtrack on Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:35 pm

    meet got canceled due to snow...postponed til tuesday. did a good 90 min. instead
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by PCNQtrack on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:28 pm

    wow...f'ed that up in a big way.
    completely froze up and ran a terrible time
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by Phuckduck on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:52 am

    PCNQtrack wrote:wow...f'ed that up in a big way.
    completely froze up and ran a terrible time

    lol
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    Re: the 1200 meter

    Post by Running With Scissors on Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:18 pm

    Haha that sucks but at least next time you run it you know what not to do lol


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