Hello, welcome to the two mile tips from tips4running.com
otherwise known as the 3200 meter run. The first thing is I hope you’re in shape coming
into the track season because you can’t fake a two mile race. You better be ready when
the track season starts. As for the race itself, I see two different ways you can run this
race. The first way is what I call go out hard and hope not to die. That is the stupid
way to run, quite honestly. You shouldn’t do this. You’re not going to run as fast as
you could, and it’s going to hurt like crazy. The second way is running even splits. This
is hard to do to, but at least you won’t feel like death the whole race, and you have a
chance of passing people later on in the race. So let’s say you have a goal time of twelve
minutes. That means each lap should be around one minute and thirty seconds. So you start
your race off, you want to be under one minute and thirty seconds, but not too much under
that for your first lap. Then as you approach the half-mile, you hope to be at three minutes,
and actually during this whole first mile, you want to run this as relaxed as you possibly
can while trying to stay at your goal pace. Now if your goal pace once again is twelve
minutes, you better be under six minutes at the mile. After running as relaxed and as
quick as you can for the first mile, here comes the tough part after a mile. The two
mile race gets really hard because people tend to relax like whoo. I got a mile down,
I’ve got another mile to go. So you really have to push it that fifth and sixth lap.
Those laps are key to the success. When you get close to the finish, the excitement will
be there and you’ll start racing someone like these girls did down the stretch. So really
push it that fifth and sixth lap, and then try to find someone to race that last half-mile.
Alright. Happy trails. Good Luck.