Last Minute Training for the 3200

I have been training for the 800m during this spring's track season. Recently I was asked to run in a 3200 metres race. To qualify I had to run 7 laps in under 12 minutes, which I did. I finished in 11:30. Now I have one week to train for this race.

Could you please help me with some ideas. My lap times were about 1:38-1:40, I would like to get it down to about 1:30. I know I haven't got a lot of time, but anything that you could suggest would be great!

Answer by Dominique:

Thanks for your question young man.

I do not want discourage you, but unfortunately there are not many quick fixes in life. Your current fitness sounds pretty awesome and that means that shaving 70-80 seconds of your goal time would require at least a few months, possibly a year of good training.

You have done well in your qualifying race. You cannot change anything in the last week. Just maintain your current training as it is and just enjoy the race. A race often brings out that little extra in many people. Maybe you will run faster than you have done in your qualifier.
I hope you will do well.

Best of luck and do not stress too much about it. It is a great result to qualify for such a long race if you have been training for a much shorter distance. Just enjoy your running...


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