Mile News Tagged Training


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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Train Like a Miler, Race Like a Pro

March 20, 2017

Short, fast reps will help you race better at any distance.

By Joe Rubio, Runner's World

What if you could add a single training element to your routine once every seven to 14 days that has proven to significantly increase your potential for faster racing times at any distance? What if it...

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So Simple It’s Brilliant: Schools Worldwide Embrace “The Daily Mile”

December 20, 2016

A Scottish teacher starts a free, anytime, anywhere program that reduces childhood obesity—and makes kids happy; “This Mile a day will make a difference.” - Sebastian Coe, Mile legend & current IAAF President

By Sarah Barker, Runner's World

Elaine Wyllie, headteacher of St. Ninians Primary...

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Olympic Medalist Nick Willis: How to Run a Faster Mile

December 10, 2016

"To run the Mile, we need to run like children, which means getting off your heels and onto your toes."

By Rachel Sturtz, NY Magazine

While a masochistic segment of the running community continues to push the boundaries of human suffering in ultramarathons, another group is returning to the...

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Winning the race against yourself

September 21, 2015

My time didn't set any records, or win me anything. But that's running. For most of us, we're running against ourselves - our whole selves: mind, body, doubts and all. And on that pretty fall day, I won.

By Jen A. Miller, The Philadelphia Inquirer

In the end, it's the glass in my foot that...

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How Far Do You Have to Go to Score the Benefits of Running?

September 21, 2015

The takeaway message is clear: Don't be discouraged if you can "only" run a Mile or if you're "just" a jogger; you're doing great things for your body with every step you take.

By Charlotte Andersen, SHAPE Magazine

If you've ever felt embarrassed about your morning Mile as you scroll through...

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