February 11, 2023
After outrcry, Track & Field News brings back its first U.S. sub-4 list for 2023; Fast Forest Project is honoring the fastest U.S. Milers as part of a broader sustainability initiative
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside
Earlier this week, word got out on Twitter that Track & Field News, the...
July 05, 2021
Nice table outlining the historical progression of concepts like interval training, periodization and polarized training; and some sample training weeks from champion athletes
Alex Hutchinson, Outside
I won’t pretend to be impartial here: I love the Mile. It demands the legs of a sprinter,...
May 28, 2018
Famiglietti’s attempt to run within four seconds of his Mile PR... feels like act of defiance.
By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Magazine
I used to think that turning 40 was something that only happened to other people. Now that I’m in my mid-30s, I’m starting to steel myself for the...
May 01, 2018
“There is reason to believe that the major contributor to the performance decline in athletes as they get older is nurture, with nature playing a smaller role.”
By Nick Heil, Outside Magazine
In February 2015, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National...
March 24, 2017
Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school kids cheering.
By Charles Bethea, Outside
I was watching the 1500 meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a...
May 06, 2014
Sixty years removed from Roger Bannister’s breakthrough run, the distance is all but dead in the U.S. But a new organization hopes to change all that—and rebuild running from the Mile up.
By Monica Prelle, Outside Magazine
Rounding the bend to the final straightaway of the 1964 Compton...