The mile is deceptively straightforward. It doesn’t require any equipment, and it can be run anywhere, at any time. However, running a mile is so much more than lacing up and getting outside. Improving mile time is a process; it’s the result of countless hours of explosivity training, speed work, and strength work. For Speed month, we’re following along as Adam Klink coaches three athletes to improve their one-mile time.
Over the next four weeks, Adam will take Josh Vales, Trevor Campbell, and Taylor Gerhardt – all of whom have different amounts of running experience – through a training circuit designed with the explicit goal of improving their mile time. While the month is less focused on pure endurance than previous Better Than Yesterday challenges, Adam will push these guys in ways they haven’t been pushed before. With most of the training taking place on the track, these guys will be put into a largely new environment; they’ll be forced to be uncomfortable and to work out in a way they aren’t used to.
After testing their mile times earlier this week, Adam didn’t waste any time getting started. Follow along to see how Adam pushes the three guys to become faster and more explosive runners as they prepare for their mile time trial at the end of the month.