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Woodpecker
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Mid-Season Peaking Reply with quote

Hey,
I'm a high school sophomore and Varsity soccer player. I joined track this spring, mostly as training for soccer, but I quickly fell in love with running. I'm a mediocre middle distance runner, but I pushed myself hard and got some decent times. At the beginning of the season, after a few weeks of practice, I was running 2:29 in the 800 and a little over 6 in the 1600. About a month ago, I ran a 2:21.7 800 and a 5:31 1600. I was hoping to get under 2:20 and under 5:15 before the end of the season. However, for the last three weeks my times have been sliding hard. A few days ago I ran in my last meet, JV conference, and it was the worst I've run all season. I ran a 2:29.6 in the 4x800, a 5:56 in the 1600, and my worst 800 time of the season, a 2:30.7, in the open 800.
My question is this: what happened? Did I peak too soon? And if I did, what does that mean and why did it happen? I'm really frustrated right now, and would love any advice.
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Dan
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some would call it peaking too soon. I prefer to look at it as not enough off-season work (after all, this was your off-season!), meaning too little fitness coming in and wearing down from all the training and racing your body presumably wasn't accustumed to. Put in more mileage heading into next spring and you should be better off.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to know what to do in off-season !? And how many kilometries to run !?
IM 800 and 1500m runnner !
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need more info... No one program works for everyone.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How kilometries to run in this period ?... or someone else ?!
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