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How to Run a 6-Minute Mile

January 11, 2016

A sub-6 minute Mile "shows that you have power and a strong aerobic base, which translate to better performance in any sport.”

By Lisa Jhung, Men's Health

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a runner or not, or whether you ever plan to toe the starting line of a marathon or 10K. Every man should aspire to run a 6-minute Mile, or at least see how fast he can run this classic distance.

Running hard for a Mile requires speed, stamina, and grit. And then there’s muscle: “People often forget that you need strength to run that distance that fast,” says Ryan Lamppa, cofounder of Running USA and founder of Bring Back the Mile, an advocacy group trying to restore the race to its pre-1980s glory (that is, before track & field’s conversion to metric).

“Look at Milers: Unlike distance runners, they’re muscular,” Lamppa says.

Continue reading at: menshealth.com

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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.

ELEVATE
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.

CELEBRATE
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.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
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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