Print Story 400m is the new body fat
Art
By cam (Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 10:26:26 AM EST) (all tags)
just did a time trial with a guy from work, I did the 400m in 64.79 seconds, which suggests an idealistic 4 minutes 20 seconds for the mile.


It should become a weekly thing and hence graphable.
< Gas prices | Attention Boston Lunch Infidels! >
400m is the new body fat | 13 comments (13 topical, 0 hidden) | Trackback
I don't think it suggests that at all. by garlic (2.50 / 2) #1 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 10:36:18 AM EST


good one mr contrariness by cam (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 11:16:39 AM EST
sky green too, water black, trains run on time?

This was to work out how fast on 400m with zero training and extrapolate that to 1600m. Next phase is doing multiple laps and keeping that lap time up to 800m then 1200m and to 1600m.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

[ Parent ]
it doesn't quite work like that by gzt (4.00 / 3) #3 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 11:28:48 AM EST
http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/Running%20University/Article%201/mcmillanrunningcalculator.htm

You should get about 5:16 with that pace.

To do a 4:20 mile, you should shoot for a 53 second 400.

[ Parent ]
next goal is to train for 8x200m by cam (2.00 / 0) #5 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 11:57:18 AM EST
in short succession at 32 seconds. Once I can do that I will try and string them together into a 2:10 800m time.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

[ Parent ]
okay by gzt (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 05:13:34 AM EST
I believe the first four-minute-miler did a similar thing except with 4x400 to prep for the mile, there are more scientific training programs now, and I would just point out that if you can string 8 32-second 200's together, your best possible 200 time would be a bit better.

[ Parent ]
considering i don't run by cam (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 05:23:20 AM EST
and that I maybe jump on the treadmill once a month, cranking out a 64.79 in my first run at 400m suggests a high level of strength and fitness.

I dont give a shit about the scientific nature of it yet as I only ran once. I will be getting my body used to running track first by doing those times for the 200m.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

[ Parent ]
sprinting by gzt (4.00 / 1) #12 Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 05:36:16 AM EST
Really, sprinting is a lot different from what you do on a treadmill: running distance blows. 64.79 is indeed a pretty good run (it's better than what I can do at the moment). It does indeed suggest good fitness. Have fun with the 200's.

[ Parent ]
thanks by cam (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 05:42:34 AM EST
hell, you know what? by gzt (4.00 / 1) #14 Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 05:53:47 AM EST
I'm going to do some sprints in my workouts, too. I've been cutting down the running because the knees and lower back are protesting a little bit (and running distance blows), but 400m won't kill me. WOOO. SPRINTS. WOOO.

[ Parent ]
GZT's got my back! by garlic (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 04:37:51 AM EST


[ Parent ]
4:21 mile by marvin (2.00 / 0) #4 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 11:33:51 AM EST
A mile has 1609.3m, which, if you could sustain that pace, would be 260.67 seconds.

[ Parent ]
Pedant [nt] by debacle (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 05:43:30 PM EST


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

[ Parent ]
Yeah by marvin (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Jun 09, 2008 at 07:16:58 PM EST
When I signed up, I used an old nickname. I didn't think to check if the username "Pedant" was available. If only I had checked.

I was dubbed "Marvin" by former co-workers who loved Tarantino films, waaay back when I had a temp position . Marvin is apparently the expendable character in every one of his films, and my co-workers took pains to reinforce that fact with me.

[ Parent ]
400m is the new body fat | 13 comments (13 topical, 0 hidden) | Trackback