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How to Run Your Fastest Mile Ever

March 18, 2016

You need a combo of speed, strength, endurance, flexibility and coordination to really drop your Mile time with our six-week training plan

By Rozalynn Frazier, Health Magazine

Training for a 26.2? Not us. We’re aiming to run a single Mile—super quick! And we aren’t the only ones: According to Bring Back the Mile, an organization that promotes this distance, there are more than 800 Mile-long races in the United States—up from 600 five years ago.

Don’t scoff at the shorter span; it’s actually a real challenge. “The Mile hurts,” explains Joe Holder, a Nike trainer and running coach in New York City, who notes that you need a combo of speed, strength, endurance, flexibility, and coordination to really drop your time. “You start fast and end faster, and the acclimation period is much shorter due to the distance, so there’s no ‘easing into’ your target pace.”

Ready to go for speed? Try these tips from Holder, then scroll down for his exclusive six-week training plan.

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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.

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.

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.

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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