Training plan for a 1 mile race? | 80/20 Endurance

Training plan for a 1 mile race?

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    I want to start training for a 1 mile race but don’t see any plans for this distance. (I recently completed the HM Level 3 plan.) Would the run workouts in a 5K level 3 plan be “close enough” to use to train for a 1 mile race? Any particular workouts I should swap out? Thanks!

    Matt Fitzgerald

    Good question. We haven’t created any mile-specific plans because the event is raced by students mainly, who compete frequently on different schedules, so it’s hard to create plans that work for more than one athlete or team. That being said, 5K training is pretty good prep for the mile. The main adjustment I would make to our 80/20 5K plans would be to shift some of the 20% from Zone 3 to Zone 4 and from Zone 4 to Zone 5. More of a polarized intensity distribution, in other words.


    Thanks, that is very helpful! I’m going to get the plan and will increase some of the intensities as you suggested.

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