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I'm able to Run 1MILE in 7.5 MINS. I just recover from an Injury (stayed 45 Days). Now, on 17/11/12 I've an Event for A mile. I want to give a Good Competition. Pls Guide Me How Could I try It. I want to reduce My timing to 6Mins(Max). I Know It is not Practically Possible. But, I want to Try. Any Suggestions, Expert.

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I'm really sorry about your injury Deepak. If you're healthy enough to do this mile there are ways to get you closer to 6 mins, but don't try unless you are healthy enough to. Since I don't know what your injury was I don't know what you're capable of. However, if you're at a 7.5 min mile and you'd like to get to 6 mins, I have 4 suggestions.

1) Train twice a day if possible. They don't need to be equal length, but if one of them could be 10-15 mins and the other 45-60 mins that'd be great.

2) Run fast. Doing a workout of 10, 400 meter runs is a fabulous workout because your body learns to recover quickly and it increases your body's ability to run a mile faster without your legs getting as sore.

3) Practice running a mile. If you want to be a better mile runner, then practice running a mile. You could do 1 mile on your short workout each day.

4) Run for 20-40 mins straight 3 times each week.

Please let me know if you have any more questions about improving your mile time. Good luck!

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I can answer questions about pain and training program. If there is a question about running that I don't know then I'll do some research and make sure I provide you with an answer.

Experience

I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy. I'm a track and cross country coach. I train clients throughout the year. I've helped prepare athletes for their NFL Pro Days. I've written articles on running. Finally, those that I work with have less pain and run faster.

Organizations
American Physical Therapy Association- Sports Section

Publications
The 6 Week Workout Program- I'm the author of this book Research Made Simple for Physical Therapists- I'm the author of this Kindle book

Education/Credentials
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy BS in Exercise Science NSCA- CSCS and CPT USA Weightlifting Level I NPI- Certified Posture Specialist Total Motion Release Level II Certified Dry Needling

Awards and Honors
National Posture Institute's International Perfect Posture of the Year Award 2011 Clinical Excellence Award- Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Aegis Therapies Scholarship recipient

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