Mile News Tagged Training


I Fought The Mile, and The Mile Won

July 14, 2021

The true beauty of the Mile: It scans an exact black-and-white photocopy of who you are right there — warts and all.

By Chris Foster, PodiumRunner.com

It doesn’t matter if you ran the Mile in college, ran it on your high school track team, or ran it in gym class for the (much-dreaded)...

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What It Takes to Run a Fast Mile

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,...

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Alan Webb’s Extreme Transformation from Miler to Marathoner

June 09, 2021

Olympian and U.S. Mile record holder takes aim at Grandma's Marathon, fresh off a 1:13 half-marathon after using pandemic time to redefine his physique.

By Amby Burfoot, PodiumRunner.com

Alan Webb, the American record holder in the Mile (3:46.91 in 2007), has entered the June 19 Grandma’s...

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Why and How to Train for the Mile Now

May 21, 2021

"It is really cool to see how fast you can go for a relatively short period of time and participate in such an epic and historical event.”

TJ Murphy, PodiumRunner.com

Want to jump-start your fitness, improve your running form, snap out of feeling stale? Start training for the Mile.

Rob...

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How to Train to Run Fast for Decades

March 20, 2021

Key workouts and training strategies that helped Nick Willis run a sub-4 Mile 19 years in a row, Steve Spence sub-5 for 43 years and Harry Nolan sub-6 for 57 years.

By Amby Burfoot, PodiumRunner.com

There are fast Milers who break records, win gold medals and collect big prize money. Then...

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Jenny Simpson reveals the rewards ahead for new runners

February 01, 2021

One of her proudest achievements is that ability to reset quickly – not from a bad day, but from a career highlight.

By Ed Knowles, OlympicChannel.com

Jenny Simpson is a professional Mile / 1500 meter runner from the USA who is looking to go to her fourth Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Her long...

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Harry Nolan has been running for more than 50 years

January 29, 2021

Masters ace recorded a sub-6 Mile for 57 straight years from 1963 to 2019!

From Lifetime Running

New Jersey's Harry Nolan has been a top U.S. runner in one event or another since the mid-1970s. He started on the track, moved up to the marathon (PR of 2:22), and then moved back to the track in...

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How to Run a Mile as Fast as Possible

November 24, 2020

Three key workouts for speed & endurance to produce your best Mile

By Edward Lane, Men's Health

One of the most effective ways to train – and one of the most beneficial for your physical and mental health – is mastering the Mile.

“The Mile is an amazing blend of speed and endurance, and a...

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How Dan King set 60-64 age group Mile world record

September 12, 2020

Boulder, Colorado resident mastered his injury woes: “You have to train really hard, but you don’t have to run a ton of miles each week."

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

Dan King never knew he was a Miler, but he found a silver lining during the coronavirus pandemic. With most races...

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Why the Mile is the Perfect Race Distance

June 25, 2020

To run fast, you have to practice running fast. Once a week, run a number of short repeats (200-400m) at your Mile goal pace with a short recovery jog (1-2 minutes) in between.

By Megan Harrington, Active.com

A single Mile. 1609 meters. 5280 feet. Compared to 13.1 or 26.2-mile races, it...

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