Mile News Tagged Training


A Beginner’s Guide to Running a Mile Race

July 11, 2019

"You’ll also definitely see the speed training translate into your longer runs. Don’t be surprised when running a couple miles feels easier and happens faster than it did beforehand.”

By Emily Abbate, GQ

You can do a lot of things in 6 minutes. Drink a beer. Pick out an outfit for date night....

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The Mile: breaking down the classic distance

July 07, 2019

With all its rich history, the Mile can massively benefit runners of all distances including the marathon.

By James Thie, fastrunning.com

Sir Roger Bannister, 65 years ago, became the first runner to clock a Mile inside the magic 4 minute barrier. Over the past month the running forums buzzed...

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How Becoming a Miler Helped This Marathoner Qualify for Olympic Trials

May 22, 2019

Training for shorter distances helped Leigh Anne Sharek finally achieve her goal of going sub-3:00 in the marathon and more!

By Hailey Middlebrook, Runner's World

It all started with a bet. When Leigh Anne Sharek was fresh out of college, a friend bet that she could beat her in a 5K. While...

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The Grind & Intensity of a Pro Runner’s Day: Eat, Run, Repeat

April 09, 2019

“How you deal with the low days determines your success in this sport. It makes you who you are.”

From Runner's World / adidas

Every runner knows that you stand on the podium alone, but getting there takes support. Nikki Hiltz aspires to stand there one day as a top-3 American Miler, but the...

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U.S. Indoor Mile Champion Colleen Quigley Powers Up with Homemade Meals

March 13, 2019

When she’s not running, the Rio Olympian loves spending time in her kitchen.

By Hailey Middlebrook, Runner's World

Though we’re barely three months into 2019, Colleen Quigley, a 2016 Olympian in the 3000 meter steeplechase, is already hitting her stride. Earlier in February, the 26-year-old...

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The 3-Week Training Plan to Run Your Fastest Mile Ever

March 09, 2019

Time yourself for a hard 5K run, then subtract 30 seconds from your Mile pace. That’s your Mile race goal.

By Cassie Shortsleeve, Men's Journal

The Mile is a tricky distance. It’s not a sprint, so you’ll need aerobic endurance, plus enough speed to make it a true race. Still, even if you’re...

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Colleen Quigley Shares Her Super Productive Morning Routine

September 20, 2018

My favorite part is the habit tracker, where I keep a record of all the habits...

By Hailey Middlebrook, Runner's World

For most of us, just getting up in the morning can be a hurdle. But because Colleen Quigley takes real hurdles in stride, it’s no surprise that her morning routine is a...

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The Morning Mile Gets Kids Running Before School—and Loving It!

September 14, 2018

Since 2010, the run / walk program, founded by Fitz Koehler, has spread to hundreds of schools in nearly two dozen states.

By Jacob Meschke, Runner's World

Ashley Hamilton of Gainesville, Florida is only in sixth grade, but she already has a national championship to her name. In July,...

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Jenny Simpson’s four pillars of running success

August 31, 2018

"By trusting the process over time, it’s going to lead you in a positive direction to your ultimate goal, no matter what happens along the way.”

By Brian Metzler, Runner's World

With four global medals in the 1500 meters (including her bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics Rio), 11 national titles...

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Sir Roger Bannister’s Pearl Street Mile advice

August 06, 2018

"I think the thing they want to do is not to set off too fast at the start. After the half-mile, start moving up."

By Mike Sandrock for Daily Camera

"Sir Roger?"

"Yes, how can I help you?"

Bingo! I was on the phone with Sir Roger Bannister, the English neurologist who on May 6, 1954,...

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