I love the mile, but I don’t really trust the 1600. Let’s do a bit of math. If you run 1600 meters in 4 minutes 38 seconds you are running at a speed of 5.755 meters per second. It also means it takes .174 seconds to run 1 meter. The mile is 1609.344 meters long. If […]

# Tag Archives: track

## Old Guys Running Fast

As I approached 40 years old there were a 3 races I had on my to do list. All of them were mile races, all of them masters only. The first one was the Messenger Mile which I raced last month. The second was the Hartshorne Mile which I raced last weekend. The third is the […]

## Effort

Let’s say we have two 40 year old men. One spends a year training for the 100 meters so he can compete at the USATF Masters Track Championship. The other spends a year training for the NYC Marathon. The sprinter goes to the track 5 days a week, and hits the gym another 2 days […]

## McMullen Mile: Roadkill Men, Women & Children Take to the Track

McMullen Mile has been my favorite race of the year since moving to Rochester in 2008, and this year it became even more my favorite because the Perks family has a new miler. Most years after the McMullen Mile I give a long break down of my race. This year I’d rather talk about my family […]