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No American runner has ever raced the mile faster than Alan Webb. 3:46. Think about that time. Someone could run a 3:59 mile - which is insanely fast - and Alan would beat them by a full straightaway of the track.
To be our best, we believe that you have to learn from the best. With that idea in mind, Rob Myers called up his friend and former competitor Alan Webb to catch up and to ask him the questions that you sent us. You can find the full video below, and it's filled with advice from America's top miler.
Looking for the interview highlights & questions? You can find the following:
Take what you learn and apply it to your training and racing today!
This week, we're splitting your training options into two different paths. If you want to maximize your potential in the mile this spring, we have a "true miler" workout plan for both middle school and high school. Or, if you want to build aerobic strength this spring, with an eye on building towards cross country starting now, then stick to our "beginner" or "advanced" aerobic strength plans instead.
AEROBIC STRENGTH-BUILDING PLANS
TRUE MILER PLANS
KEEP THAT MOTIVATION GOING
One of the topics that Alan talks about during his discussion with Rob is how to make the most of this moment, when the COVID-19 crisis has cancelled track seasons and disrupted everyone's plans. In a nutshell, the American record holder's advice is simple. Believe in your training and work hard right now, because most of your competitors are sitting on a couch somewhere, feeling sorry for themselves. Don't fall into that trap. Get out, run, and continue to build towards your next season.
For those using the Myers Mile Strava running log, we encourage you to post on one another's workouts or start a discussion thread. Support one another, and let's all keep that motivation riding high.