Distance Running Events

The distance running events in track and field consist of races such as the 600m, 800m, 1,000m 1500m, mile, 3,000, two mile, 5k, and 10k.  All of the distance events follow a two start command and do not allow for starting blocks to be used in these races.

All of the distance races are very similar when you analyze how you prepare for them and how you race them.    In every distance event, there is a start, an acceleration to sub-maximal velocity or race pace, maintenance of your sub-maximal velocity/race pace, gradual deceleration or loss of speed from running mechanic erosion and fatigue, and if you have anything left, a final kick to the finish line.