Men average 65 to 76 seconds running 300 meters.
According to "Men's Health" magazine, the average time for a man to run 300 yards is between 60 and 70 seconds, which equates to 65.6 to 76.5 seconds for 300 meters. Any speed more than 76.5 seconds is slow and speeds less than 65.6 seconds is considered fast. For more perspective, the FBI Special Agent physical fitness test allows a maximum time of 52.4 seconds for men, and most police academies require 64 seconds or less.
The Importance of 300 Meters
Three hundred meters is a long sprint that is used to test anaerobic capacity, also referred to as anaerobic power. Anaerobic capacity measures how well your body works without oxygen. It measures the power in your leg muscles and your ability for short bursts of speed. The 300 meter sprint has long been a common training distance, emphasizing the speed from the short sprints and endurance from the 400 meter and 800 meter runs.
The Fastest 300 Meter Time
Currently Michael Johnson from the U.S. holds the world record in the 300 meter dash with 30.85 seconds. He set this record in March 2000, and it remained uncontested until May 2010 when Usain Bolt from Jamaica attempted to beat it. Bolt came close to the record and set the second fastest 300 meter time with 30.97 seconds.
How to Get a Faster 300 Meter Time
To run faster, you need to practice running faster; the best way is with interval training. You can use an interval program on the treadmill or create your own by increasing the pace for one minute and then slowing down or walking for two to three minutes. You can also practice interval training at a track: run the straight parts of the track and walk the curves. Do these intervals for two to four laps.
Always warm up before you attempt interval training or any speed workout. A simple warm-up could be an easy jog or walk for 15 to 20 minutes. After your interval training or speed work, remember to cool down with an easy half-mile jog or walk and stretch your legs.