Mile News Tagged Training

15 Reasons Why We Love the Mile

November 23, 2022

Because of its universality and general appeal, the Mile is “so simple, which is the beauty of it.”

By Jenny McCoy, Runner's World

It’s almost time for the Runner’s World 2022 Holiday Run Streak, where we challenge you to log at least a Mile a day from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Joining...

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How to Run a Mile Like an Olympian

April 16, 2022

“It is whatever you make it. If you make it all about a certain result or outcome, it will be stressful. But if you just make it about being the best you can be on that day and pushing yourself in the presence of others then I think it ends  up being such a fun event.”

By Ali Nolan, Women's...

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What It Takes to Run a Sub-4 Minute Mile for 20 Years Straight

February 04, 2022

"I honestly believe the main reason why the Mile has sustained its status in America compared to all the other countries is because... everyone has a reference point. And that’s a big deal in sports."

By Martin Fritz Huber, Outside

Last Saturday, while competing in the Wanamaker Mile at the...

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7 Strategies for Running a Faster Mile

November 12, 2021

By Samantha Lefave, Runner's World

One. Single. Mile. For many, the distance is equally attainable and intimidating. When motivation is waning, it’s common to tell yourself “just do one Mile” to get going. But when it’s time to race that Mile? Well, that’s a different beast.

“The Mile will...

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Jenny Simpson’s Advice for Embracing a New Running Challenge

September 16, 2021

“If you’re trying something new, take advantage of being a total novice and really enjoy being the person with no pressure and only everything to learn.”

By Cindy Kuzma, Runner's World

For nearly a decade and a half, the story of women’s 1500 meter running in the United States has had a...

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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,

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,

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,

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


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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,

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

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Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

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