Every guy wants to feel like Prefontaine, blazing through the final lap to stop the clock at under six minutes. Here's how:
1) Head for the Hills
Hill repeats are a great way to develop explosive leg strength and the endurance you need to redline it for a mile. Find a steep, 100-meter-long hill, sprint up it, and jog back down. Repeat six to 10 times.
The best way to train speed is intervals. Head to a local track for sprint intervals-- 12x200m, 10x400m, 8x600m are good options--and break them up with 200--to 400m of slow jogging.
3) Leg Lifts
Strengthen your quads, calves, hips, and butt to get faster and make your body more resilient against the pounding of fast running.