By Alex Hutchinson on
Create a plan based on how much faster you need to get and how long you have to do it.
In November 1968, Steve Prefontaine was an American high school senior with a two-mile best of 9:01, set the previous spring. His audacious goal for his senior year was 8:40, well under the national high school record of 8:48. To get him there, his coach, Walt McClure, devised a training plan based on the principles he'd ...