Mile News Tagged Training


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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Train for Your Fastest Mile

June 13, 2017

Cram your way to a PR this month with workouts from Coach David Roche.

By David Roche, Strava Stories

Running can be a solitary activity. No one can run for you. You have to lace up your shoes and get out the door all on your own.

But when you run the Mile, even when you run solo, you’re...

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The Training of Jim Ryun an American Superstar

May 23, 2017

Ryun’s high school coach, Bob Timmons, was formerly a swimming coach, and he more or less trained Ryun as a swimmer.

By Runner's Tribe

The first American high school athlete to run a sub-4 Mile, multiple world record holder, Olympic 1500m silver medalist. Jim Ryun to this day is an American...

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How to Run Your Fastest Mile

May 18, 2017

Bored with 5K and 10Ks? Try this perfect test of speed and endurance

By Nick Harris-Fry, Coach

In today’s metric world, the Mile is not a distance most people run all that regularly. Track athletes will sprint all manner of distances up to 1500m and road runners tackle anything from 5K...

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3 Tips for Racing a Mile from Heather Kampf

April 09, 2017

Queen of the Road Mile shares her wisdom and training advice

By Nathan Freeburg, Minneapolis Running

It all starts with one Mile! Heather Kampf is a decorated runner with a hard-to-believe 24 road Mile wins since 2011 as well the defending Medtronic TC 1 Mile champion. Recently, we sat down...

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How Our Totally Average Runner Broke the Sub-5 Minute Mile

March 24, 2017

Maybe it was the endorphins, but I swear I heard 23,000 high school kids cheering.

By Charles Bethea, Outside

I was watching the 1500 meter Olympic final last summer at a bar, a few months before my 35th birthday, when I first wondered if a middle-distance runner lurked within. It was a...

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