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    The mile baby

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    The mile baby

    Post by xorunxo on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:36 pm

    I'm running a mile race for the first time in a longgg time on saturday. I'm more of a distance gal. my pr has been 5:27 but my coach told me i'll be under 5:10 this year! Therefore i'd like to at LEAST pr this first race. Any tips on how to go out? just any mile strategies in general would be great. thank you Very Happy

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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by atcg on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:41 pm

    Usually what I do.

    First lap is just chaos. Adrenaline and all that. You'll tell yourself to go out slower, but you probably will still go out hard.

    Second lap is where you settle in. Pick the person you are going to run by (obviously not too fast or two slow) and just stick with them.

    Third lap is hell. This is there self talk comes into play.

    Fourth lap you are juiced to finish and just building up anticipation until finally you get to start your kick.
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    Post by runner_dude on Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:48 pm

    Go all out for about 40-60m to get position, and then settle. You'll feel like you're going super slow, but you'll be on pace. Second lap, just chill, third lap push it a bit, 4th lap go balls to the walls.
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:12 pm

    To be good at the mile it is important to keep up the pace in the 3rd lap.


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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by iWearNikes on Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:16 am

    Red R1der wrote:Usually what I do.

    First lap is just chaos. Adrenaline and all that. You'll tell yourself to go out slower, but you probably will still go out hard.

    Second lap is where you settle in. Pick the person you are going to run by (obviously not too fast or two slow) and just stick with them.

    Third lap is hell. This is there self talk comes into play.

    Fourth lap you are juiced to finish and just building up anticipation until finally you get to start your kick.
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    that is exactly how i see it. but like everyone else said 3rd lap is key. really pick it up on this one, and focus on that lap, the 4th will always be there waiting.
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    Post by FinishingKick on Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:26 am

    Get a good spot the first 100m, then settle in.

    Keep a decent pace for the second lap (400m-800m).

    Run the third lap almost like it's your last (just don't kick the last 100m).

    Run the fourth lap like it is your last, because it is. Recognize that with 100m-200m to go you should be running as fast as you can at that point.
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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by AudienceOfOne on Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:32 pm

    How'd you do?


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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by thenextdeena on Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:29 pm

    xorunxo wrote:I'm running a mile race for the first time in a longgg time on saturday. I'm more of a distance gal. my pr has been 5:27 but my coach told me i'll be under 5:10 this year! Therefore i'd like to at LEAST pr this first race. Any tips on how to go out? just any mile strategies in general would be great. thank you Very Happy

    definatley, I always do that. I love the mile, originally like you ,I told myself I was a 2mile or distance runner but near the end of the season, I found out that my strength and favourite event was the mile. Don't restrict yourself mentally from doing well
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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by xorunxo on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:39 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:How'd you do?
    Thanks for asking! but unfortunatly the race was rained out. I think that there will be another all comers this saturday. Thank you so much everyone for all the tips. I'll definetly work the 3rd lap. Smile
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    Post by Running With Scissors on Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:56 am

    Thats sucks. Good luck whenever you do get to do the mile.


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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by calrunner on Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:46 pm

    Good luck! 5:27 P.R rocks for a freshman too, and know any all comer meets that are coming up in like the los angeles area?
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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by xorunxo on Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:15 am

    calrunner wrote:Good luck! 5:27 P.R rocks for a freshman too, and know any all comer meets that are coming up in like the los angeles area?
    haha thanks- but im actually a junior. anyway my race DID NOT go as I wanted. no pr Sad but i sorta knew when i was running that i wasnt going to. i wasnt working hard enough. oh well- next time.
    calrunner- there are all comers meets every saturday at CSUN in northridge.

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    Re: The mile baby

    Post by sp33dyf33t on Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:33 am

    the solution to pr'ing in the mile is a hard 3rd lap. the first 800 you should be settled in a position towards the middle/back of the pack. but on the third lap start picking people off and prepare for your final kick to the finish

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