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Old 04-17-2008, 10:14 AM   #9
Martin Schap
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Re: 400m time guidelines

I don't think putting 2 minutes as untrained is unfair. It's just a category. If you don't like being in that category work hard and move up. Plenty of people who have not trained in a long time could run an 8 minute mile. When I was injured and hadn't run (or done virtually anything else) in several months I gutted out a 10-something 1.5 miles, which was something like a 7 minute mile. According to my training habits at the time I was untrained, but according to the standards in this thread I would have fallen into beginner or something. Taking it one step further, I was the fastest candidate out of the pool, so maybe I was elite? It's all just words. Keep improving.
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