Our Distance programming philosophy is simple, do what the sprinters do more often. Sure they will get event specific stimulus from time to time but the main focus is on speed and muscle endurance. If you cannot sprint you are kidding yourself to enter into a distance event.
We feel confident that our programming can help both 800 meter and 1500 meter athletes. We would likely refer you to another coach for anything longer than that, knowing your strengths and weaknesses is also a good trait to have.
We publish variations of a Distance program on our Track tab, so you are welcome to navigate between the Sprint tab and Track tab to establish a feel for how we operate and how we can help you be a better athlete.
As a male 800 meter athlete the long game will require that you be able to run faster than 1min 50 seconds and in order to do so effectively you must be able to run a 22 second 200 meter. If you cannot, the writing is on the wall, you are a passenger who is in this sport for participation purposes only. In the spirit of being inclusive, female 800 meter runners who have aspirations to run 2 minutes 10 seconds would need to sprint 26 seconds in a 200 meter race.