Mile News Tagged Training


Alan Webb: The Finish Line is a Magnet

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...

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The Curiously Elastic Limits of Endurance

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...

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Looking for a Winter Challenge? PR the Mile

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,...

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The best tonic for a hard workout or long run is an easy recovery run

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...

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Seven training tips from Mile legend Steve Scott

October 24, 2017

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 high school. Steve Scott went to UC Irvine and...

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The Trials of The Mile

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...

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Tactics, Salazar & Gold: The Training of Matthew Centrowitz

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,...

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9 Tips to Run Your Fastest Mile Yet

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  —...

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Why You Should Ditch That Half Marathon for a Mile Race Instead

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...

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‘A Body Built on Pain’ – The Training of Herb Elliott

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

Personal Records

  • 800m: 1:46.70 (estimated from 880 yard time of 1:47.30)
  • 1500m: 3:35.60 (former Olympic and World Records)
  • Mile:  3:54.50...
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