Mile News Tagged Training


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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Can short bouts of running lengthen lives?

March 11, 2020

British study found that any amount of running is better than no running... and running pace and distance didn’t matter

By Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS, Harvard Health Publishing

Working hard and feeling like you don’t have any time to exercise? Well, the reality is we all have time. If you’re...

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Longevity

February 07, 2020

The truth is it takes a good two years of healthy training to know what you’re capable of so you’ve got to take the long-term approach.

By Nick Willis for Spikes

As a teenager, I never thought it would last this long. What did I think of back then?

I hope that I can make it to the Olympics....

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Jenny Simpson on 2020 Resolutions & Goals

January 05, 2020

“You eat three times a day and you sleep every single night, so I think if you can get those two things really, really right it can have a greater impact just because of the frequency of how often you engage in those activities.”

By Erin Strout, Women's Running

For Jenny Simpson, there...

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5 Reasons to Run Outside All Winter

January 01, 2020

How to think of winter not as an obstacle but as a training tool to make you stronger, tougher, healthier and happier

By Jonathan Beverly, PodiumRunner.com

In the winter of 1939, when the military posted Swedish Miler Gundar Hagg to the far north of that nordic country, he devised a unique...

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