Summer/Fall Mile Series 2017

We’re in the planning stages for our 2017 installment of our mile-only track meets. Leading up to the Fifth Avenue Mile, we will host a series of mile races as tune-ups for novice and experienced runners alike.

For distance runners preparing for a fall marathon, mile races can introduce much-needed speed work, improving both lactic tolerance (physiology) and sprint form (bio-mechanics.)

For sprinters engaged in off-season conditioning, we’ve found that targeted mile race provide both a goal to shoot for as well as a much needed reality check. We can all benefit from improving their performance over this iconic distance.

For all athletes, recording a mile time can be helpful in gauging fitness from year to year.  In planning training and collaboration between athlete and coach, it could prove extremely helpful to post this standard benchmark.

So come and join us. One import truth about the mile: You get faster at it from running it.

Welcome to Metro Milers!

We are pleased to welcome you to the Metropolitan Milers blog!

The Metropolitan Milers Club began with the belief that when an athlete works to improve skill and strength in the mile, skills as an athlete on the road or the track greatly improve. We believe the mile has a positive effect on every distance from 400 meters up to the marathon.

This blog will be lead by USATF level 2 Coach, Neil Fitzgerald. Coach Neil will cover topics like training cycles, racing strategies, strength development and more. Keep an eye out for posts from the “Metro Miler Chef”, Lidia Garcia on the importance of fuel to your performance and delicious recipes to keep you satisfied. Guest blog posts will cover topics like motivation, mental toughness, and meditation for sports performance.

We’ll help you stay motivated and keep your running strong while building community and learning more about this great sport from expert coaches. Our group runs also welcome youth development to help build the next generation of active and enthusiastic runners.

We’re excited to have you as part of our running community and look forward to hitting the track together!


Metro Miler offers a calendar of USATF sanctioned mile races in New York City and weekly fun runs on the Upper West Side.