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PostSubject: Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time   Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:57 pm


Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time

by Brad McLeod on December 29, 2011


Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time


Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #1
Go out and run a mile on a flat track and record your time. This is your mile baseline time.

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #2
Set your goal. Are you trying out for military Special Forces or competing in a local 5k? Write down your goal and set a time to complete and of course – lower your time.

Check out this article on setting and writing goals for athletes

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip # 3 Lay out your week with a schedule and run with appropriate rest. Create a habit of running every week but allowing for down time to recharge your body. Fresh legs can help you run faster and with more intensity – which translates to lower times.

A good article on sleep and rest for athletes



Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #4
Go pick out a new pair of kicks. New shoes translate to lower times. Mentally you feel excited with new shoes and physically you can feel the extra spring in your step.

Check out Inov8 minimalist shoes at Rogue Fitness
Inov8 shoes at Rogue Fitness

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Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip # 5
Stretch on your off days. A good session of yoga will also help to lengthen the muscles, increase restorative blood flow and relax your mind.

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #6
Get a running buddy to challenge you – push you. A workout partner helps push the pace. Intensity will boost your workouts, your performance and make it fun.

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #7
Get plenty of sleep to rest your body and mind.



Check out the Nike Free Run+ 2 Running Shoes

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Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #8
Use CrossFit workouts to build your cardio, legs and core. Try rowing, box jumps, air squats, jumping air squats and Air Dyne bike workouts to supplement your running workouts.

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #9
Improve your speed with sprint training. Spend an hour at the track and establish your 50 meter, 100, 200, and 400 meter sprint times. Use sprint workouts once a week to build power and speed.

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #10
Keep a training log for running. Note type of workout (long slow endurance, sprints, etc) terrain (track, street, trail, etc.) and conditions (heat, wind, snow, etc.).

Check out this article on improving your training log for athletes



Check out Power Max Jump Ropes from Rogue Fitness
Power Max Jump Ropes

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Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #11
Be patient with yourself. You will have good days and bad days. Improving your mile run time does not happen overnight. Run with intensity, add in CrossFit, get good rest and the lower times will follow.

Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #12
More miles does not make you faster. Depending on your past conditioning – do not try to run too much per week too quickly. Pace yourself and make small increases each week. Too much running too quickly can lead to shin splints.



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Wood Plyo Boxes

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Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #14
One of the most important things you can do is mentally envision yourself reaching your goal. You will become what you think. See yourself on that APFT test reaching your run time goal. Mental preparation is key to success.



Check out more info on the Schwinn Air Dyne Exercise Bike

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Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

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Tips to Improve Your Mile Run Time – Tip #15
Sign up and enter a race. Running in a competition is a great way to boost your training as you will have a goal and will also run harder in the pack against your rivals. There is nothing like competition to help you get better.



Concept2 Model E Indoor Rowing Machine

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