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1500 Metre Predictor Test

1500 Metre Predictor Test

Introduction

Coaches use the 1500 metres Predictor Test to assess their athletes’ potential race speed.

What is the point?

The 1500 metres Predictor Test is a good way for athletes to predict their race speed without actually running the full race distance. This means you can use this tool on a regular basis throughout the training cycle.

What do you need?

  • 400 metre track

  • Stopwatch

  • An Assistant

How do you do the test?

The athlete is required to run 2 sets as follows:

  • 400 metres

  • 45 seconds Recovery

  • 800 metres

  • 90 seconds Recovery

  • 300 metres

  • 3 minutes Recovery

Record the time for each run then total them – the average of these two accumulated times is the predicted 1500 metres time.

What results you’ll get :

This can be used at various times throughout the training cycle to assess improvement, and thus the effectiveness of the training   regime.

What is being measured again?

This is an effective test to predict an athlete’s 1500 metre time.

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