The Myers Mile

A Virtual Track Camp, From April 27 - June 6
Week 1: Thursday Update and an Interview with 3:53 Miler Rob Myers

MYERS MILE WEEK ONE, THURSDAY

When you look at the first week of Myers Mile training plans that we posted on Monday, you’ll see that we’re starting the season off with a little extra base building and aerobic strength work.  Some of you are coming into this Myers Mile season with a big base of miles behind you.  Some are coming into this season with minimal training.  Remember, one of the keys to a strong season is consistency - and that includes building that base of miles during the off-season.  Build up a consistent habit of training day-in-and-day-out, and you’re going to see improvements.  

For today’s coaching content - including advice about that consistency - we’re turning to our first interview subject: Myer's Mile's own Rob Myers.  Rob is a three-time USATF national champion, a 3:53 miler, and a former member of the American national team on the track.  Today, Rob coaches at Fairfield Union High School and leads the Myers Running Camp during the summer.  Check out Rob’s video below for his race strategies, training advice, mental tips, and more. 

SEND YOUR QUESTIONS FOR AMERICA’S FASTEST MILER

Don’t forget to contact us at efruth@columbusrunning.com and send us your questions for Alan Webb, the American record holder in the mile.  Webb ran multiple sub-4 minute miles while still in high school, went on to win the U.S. Olympic Trials 1500m, and is one of the fastest milers in world history - and he’s available as a resource for all of us, so let’s take advantage of the moment.

We’ll be sending a Columbus Running Company gift card to whoever sends us our favorite question for Webb, too.  Let’s hear those questions by Friday evening!

TRAINING SOLO

Right now, we're all training solo - but that doesn't mean that we aren't part of a supportive community.  Join us on the Myers Mile Strava page to log your miles and interact with others.  Or send us your questions and we're happy to offer guidance.  Amelia C sent us a personal pacing question to start off the week, and we're excited to see her chasing big goals.  Send your questions by simply replying to this email. 

And for those who just joined the Myers Mile, click here to access Monday's content, complete with training plans and resources.  

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