February 17, 2018
“There should be a purpose for everything you do in training.”
From Jonathan Marcus, High Performance West
Steve Magness and I recently interviewed American Mile great Alan Webb for the On Coaching Podcast. Alan offers amazing insight in this 90-minute tour de force about his training leading...
February 07, 2018
And there’s more to Landy’s sudden breakthrough, after being stuck for so many races, than simple mind over muscle.
By Alex Hutchinson, Outside Magazine
On a frigid Saturday night in the university town of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in February 1996, I was pondering—yet again—one of the great...
January 07, 2018
Training for the Mile can become complex at the highest levels of performance, but the fundamental challenge lies in making the goal pace sustainable for the race duration.
By Sarah Barker, Triathlete.com
It’s the end of tri season and the brick is broke. It’s dark at both ends of the day,...
November 15, 2017
“Have fun. Don’t worry or think about pace or effort. If you see some flowers, stop to smell them or hug a tree and then continue on your recovery run."
By Duncan Larkin, MotivRunning.com
It may seem counterintuitive that sometimes the best way to properly rest after a tough workout is to...
October 24, 2017
Learn to race the competition, not the clock.
By Jeff Benjamin, RunBlogRun.com
Steve Scott started out as a basebal player. His mom got Steve into running, encouraging him to join her morning jogs. In high school, the future U.S. Olympian ran 1:52 for the 800 meters and 4:15 for the Mile in...
August 14, 2017
My sons slept in their new Pearl Street Mile T-shirts — and so did I! — proudly wearing them and discussing our races in the next morning.
By Lisa Jhung, Motiv Running
By most accounts, I’m a somewhat crotchety, just-about-middle-aged trail runner. I like most of my runs to be off-road...
July 31, 2017
“We do a lot of under and over distance stuff. We’ll go 4-5 miles at a time, maybe 6, a lot slower than race pace. And then we do a lot of repetitions of 800m, 1000m at race pace – over and over.”
By Sam Burke, Runner's Tribe
“My bottom end speed is usually pretty good, so like 200s, 300s,...
July 23, 2017
Expert-backed ways anyone can increase their speed at the storied distance.
By Erin Kelly
If you just can’t seem to ever see yourself getting excited about running a marathon — or just need a change of pace from those long, grueling, endurance runs that training for a longer race requires —...
July 06, 2017
The iconic distance is a fun challenge for running vets and racing rookies alike: “the best of distance and speed combined… no matter where your strengths lie…”
By Carly Graf, Shape
The magic of the Mile is that it's a doable goal for the run-shy but also the ultimate yardstick for PR...
June 30, 2017
“In the winter and spring of 1957, I must have run 2,500 miles in training and lifted thousands of pounds in weights.”
By Runner's Tribe
800m: 1:46.70 (estimated from 880 yard time of 1:47.30)
1500m: 3:35.60 (former Olympic and World Records)
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