1 Mile Run Program, Exercise

Training Program | PR Your 1 Mile Run – Week 5

A Proper Warm-Up is Key for Longevity & Performance

As we ramp up the intensity, it becomes even more important to warm-up and cool down properly. Do not skip out on the running drills and mobility, or it may end up hurting you in the long run!

This week we continue to add volume and speed to the 200m & 400m intervals. Let’s mentally prepare and hit these paces hard!

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Programming

*Each day starts with a Warm-Up and ends with a Cool Down. See the bottom of the page for the Daily Warm-Up/Cool Down.

Day 1

  • 11x200m Run @ :07 slower than target pace

Rest 2:00 

*Example: If your target mile is 8:00, you would run these at 1:07

  • 10 Stadium Step Sprints

Rest on walk down

*If your stadium stairs are less than 20 big steps, do 2x as many.


Day 2

  • 20 Minute Run @50% of target pace

*Example: If your target mile is 8:00, you would run this at a 12:00 pace.

  • 7x100m Strides @ target pace

Rest 1:00

*Example: if your target time is 8:00, you would run these at :30


Day 3

  • 8x400m Run @ :12 slower than target pace

Rest 2:00

*Example: if your target mile is 8:00, you would run these at 2:12.

  • 10 Stadium Step Sprints

Rest on walk down


Day 4

  • 20 Minute Run @50% of target pace
  • 7x100m Strides @ target pace

Rest 1:00


Day 5

  • 5x800m Run @ :60 slower than target pace

Rest 2:00

*Example: If your target pace is 8:00 mile, you wold run these at 5:00. 

  • 10 Stadium Step Sprints

Rest on Walk Down


Day 6

  • 60 Minute Long Run @ conversational pace

Day 7

Recovery/Rest Day

Foam Roll 1 Minute Each Limb…

  • Lower Calf
  • Upper Calf
  • Outer Calf
  • Shin
  • Front of Ankle
  • Inner Thigh
  • Quads
  • IT Band
  • Front of Hips
  • Glutes
  • Lats
  • Pecs
  • Upper Back
  • Under Arm Pit
  • Outer Shoulders

If time permits, stretch for 2 minutes on each side…

  • Low Dragon Pose
  • Half Splits
  • Pigeon Pose w/Torso Twist
  • Half Saddle
  • Single Leg Forward Fold
  • Full Saddle w/Toe Stretch
  • Seal Pose
  • Twisted Lizard Pose
  • Puppy Dog

Daily Warm-Up

  • 1 Mile Jog

4 Rounds

  • 10m Bird Peckers
  • 10m Toy Solder Kicks
  • 10m Butt Kickers
  • 10m Speed Skips
  • 10m High Knees
  • 10m Power Skips for Distance
  • 200m Run (increase pace each round)

2x200m Run

2:00 Rest

  • To dial in the pace for the day

Daily Cool Down

2 Minutes on Each Side…

  • Low Dragon Pose
  • Half Splits
  • Pigeon Pose w/Torso Twist
  • Half Saddle
  • Single Leg Forward Fold
  • Full Saddle w/Toe Stretch
  • Seal Pose

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