Mile News Tagged Training


The Morning Mile Gets Kids Running Before School—and Loving It!

September 14, 2018

Since 2010, the run / walk program, founded by Fitz Koehler, has spread to hundreds of schools in nearly two dozen states.

By Jacob Meschke, Runner's World

Ashley Hamilton of Gainesville, Florida is only in sixth grade, but she already has a national championship to her name. In July,...

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Jenny Simpson’s four pillars of running success

August 31, 2018

"By trusting the process over time, it’s going to lead you in a positive direction to your ultimate goal, no matter what happens along the way.”

By Brian Metzler, Runner's World

With four global medals in the 1500 meters (including her bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics Rio), 11 national titles...

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Sir Roger Bannister’s Pearl Street Mile advice

August 06, 2018

"I think the thing they want to do is not to set off too fast at the start. After the half-mile, start moving up."

By Mike Sandrock for Daily Camera

"Sir Roger?"

"Yes, how can I help you?"

Bingo! I was on the phone with Sir Roger Bannister, the English neurologist who on May 6, 1954,...

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Age Is Irrelevant When It Comes to Fitness

May 01, 2018

“There is reason to believe that the major contributor to the performance decline in athletes as they get older is nurture, with nature playing a smaller role.”

By Nick Heil, Outside Magazine

In February 2015, 59-year-old Ned Overend, aka “The Lung,” aka “Deadly Nedly,” won the first National...

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The Training of Mile Legend Steve Scott

April 02, 2018

“Get over it.  If you have a bad workout or a bad race, allow yourself exactly 1 hour to stew about it, then move on.”

By Runner's Tribe

This is Part 1 of a 2 part series.  Part 1 looks into Steve Scott’s training during the later stages of his career. By this stage, Steve had already amassed...

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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

Learn to race the competition, not the clock.

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...

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