Do you not train with a club at all? While I have suggestions, it may be best to talk to someone who is experienced in training younger people such as yourself and will have a better idea how to start off.
You say you still are at school - how old are you? I ask because if you are still quite young, then you will not be able to do as much training as someone who is older and more physically mature.
Secondly having a baseline 800 time (even just a rough estimate) is going to go a long way. Can you find an open indoor meet anywhere in your area? There are plenty at this time of year in the UK. Just throw yourself into one and see what happens. You might go off far too fast and really slow by the end - that's ok, it's all experience you can use in later races.
The alternative is to run a time trial by yourself - run 600m on the track (almost all-out), rest 60-90 seconds then run the final 200m as fast as you can. Your time for the 600 and the 200, added together should be a good estimate of your 800 potential.
Thirdly, it would be useful to see any other times you have for other distances - 100m, 200m, 1500m, 5k etc. It will give an idea of where your strengths are which will form the basis of what training you should do.
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |