# How far is 800 meters around a track?

## How far is 800 meters around a track?

half a mile
The 800 meters is run over two laps of the track (400 meter track) and has always been an Olympic event. During indoor track season the event is usually run on a 200 meter track, therefore requiring four laps. 800 m is almost exactly half a mile.

## Where does the 800m race start?

For the 800m and over, athletes line up side by side along a curved start line marked on the track. The athletes in this situation can cross to the inside lane as soon as it is safe to do so.

Is 800 meters middle-distance?

In international competitions, middle-distance races include the 800 metres, the 1,500 metres (the metric mile), and the 3,000 metres (a steeplechase event for men, but a regular run for women).

How far is 4 laps around a track?

A standard outdoor track is precisely 400 meters around the innermost lane. Since a mile is 1600 meters, four laps around a standard track will amount to one mile.

### How do I train to run 800m?

This workout is both anaerobic and aerobic.

1. 30 – 60 min runs @ (50 – 70% mile pace) This will develop aerobic endurance.
2. 30 – 60 min runs @ (70 – 80% mile pace)
3. 4 x 600m @ (95 – 100% 800m pace)
4. 3 – 4 x 400m @ (90 – 100% 800m pace)
5. 10 – 12 X 100m @ (90 – 100% max speed)
6. 10 – 12 x 200m @ (90 – 100% max speed)

### Why is the 800 meter so hard?

Two laps of the track doesn’t sound like it should be too taxing, but the 800m needs huge amounts of speed, stamina and mental strength.

How do you train for 800m?

How far is 600 meters on a track?

400 meters – roughly a quarter-mile, or one lap around a standard track. 600 meters – Half lap followed by one full lap. 800 meters – Roughly a half-mile or two laps around the track. 1200 meters – Roughly three-quarters of a mile or three laps around the track.

#### How do I run 800m without getting tired?

How to avoid boredom when running

1. Try a new running or workout style.