Mile News Tagged Training

Why the Mile is the Perfect Race Distance

June 25, 2020

To run fast, you have to practice running fast. Once a week, run a number of short repeats (200-400m) at your Mile goal pace with a short recovery jog (1-2 minutes) in between.

By Megan Harrington,

A single Mile. 1609 meters. 5280 feet. Compared to 13.1 or 26.2-mile races, it...

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Can short bouts of running lengthen lives?

March 11, 2020

British study found that any amount of running is better than no running... and running pace and distance didn’t matter

By Marwa A. Ahmed, MD, MS, Harvard Health Publishing

Working hard and feeling like you don’t have any time to exercise? Well, the reality is we all have time. If you’re...

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February 07, 2020

The truth is it takes a good two years of healthy training to know what you’re capable of so you’ve got to take the long-term approach.

By Nick Willis for Spikes

As a teenager, I never thought it would last this long. What did I think of back then?

I hope that I can make it to the Olympics....

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Jenny Simpson on 2020 Resolutions & Goals

January 05, 2020

“You eat three times a day and you sleep every single night, so I think if you can get those two things really, really right it can have a greater impact just because of the frequency of how often you engage in those activities.”

By Erin Strout, Women's Running

For Jenny Simpson, there...

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5 Reasons to Run Outside All Winter

January 01, 2020

How to think of winter not as an obstacle but as a training tool to make you stronger, tougher, healthier and happier

By Jonathan Beverly,

In the winter of 1939, when the military posted Swedish Miler Gundar Hagg to the far north of that nordic country, he devised a unique...

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Masters Mile champion Marisa Sutera Strange’s common sense running advice

December 23, 2019

The physical education teacher learned to be nicer to herself, to take the pressure off at races and to be grateful that she’s out there.

By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World

For 56-year-old Marisa Sutera Strange, 2019 will go down as a banner year in a career full of them.

In February,...

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Seb Coe on the training that led to his 1979 world record spree

October 30, 2019

"Make every session that you do count – even your recovery runs. Never do sessions just as ‘fillers’.”

By Matt Long for Athletics Weekly

By August 15 in 1979 the most remarkable 41 days in the history of middle-distance running were complete. In breaking Filbert Bayi’s 5-year-old world 1500m...

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Mile Great Scott: Even pacing key at Pearl Street, Mile High Miles

August 05, 2019

Advice to young runners gleaned from his coaching years includes patience, relaxation and trusting in your coach.

By Mike Sandrock, Daily Camera

There have been athletes from 71 countries running faster than 4 minutes for the Mile since Roger Bannister first broke the historic barrier on May...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Running a Mile Race

July 11, 2019

"You’ll also definitely see the speed training translate into your longer runs. Don’t be surprised when running a couple miles feels easier and happens faster than it did beforehand.”

By Emily Abbate, GQ

You can do a lot of things in 6 minutes. Drink a beer. Pick out an outfit for date night....

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The Mile: breaking down the classic distance

July 07, 2019

With all its rich history, the Mile can massively benefit runners of all distances including the marathon.

By James Thie,

Sir Roger Bannister, 65 years ago, became the first runner to clock a Mile inside the magic 4 minute barrier. Over the past month the running forums buzzed...

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