Try a new challenge. Run your fastest mile ever with this training plan.

Try a new challenge. Run your fastest mile ever with this training plan.

Runners are always looking for new challenges. Some people get bored of 5Ks and start doing obstacle races. Others graduate from improving their half-marathon time to tackling the full 26.2-miler. Here’s a new challenge to consider: See how fast you can run a mile! There’s something magical about the mile. It is the fundamental unit of long distance in the English measurement system. In the 1950s, the pursuit of the first sub-4 minute mile for men, and sub-5 minute mile for women, captivated the world. Now it’s your turn to pursue your own fastest time. Plus, regardless if you’re a newbie or advanced runner, this is a distance you can master! Training for the Mile You might assume that training for the mile is all about speed. It’s true that speed work is important in mile training. But as the legendary running coach Arthur Lydiard pointed out in a famous 1962 article for ...

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