The One Mile Runner is David O’Meara’s personal laboratory for research, development and testing of new exercises, training methods, recovery techniques, athletic equipment and vegan products. Originally, supported by a team of consultants, the mission was to discover and develop new training methods that would help him increase his speed, improve his technique, prevent injury, and quickly recover after racing. The team consisted of a running coach, a physical therapist, a chiropractor, a message therapist, a pedorthist, an orthopedist, a sleep specialist, a registered dietitian and a life coach (for mental preparation). The strength, speed, injury prevention, and recovery methods created by this team have become the basis of The O’Meara Process Body Protection training program. David continues to innovate and drive himself to new levels of performance through intensive training and challenging events that combine one-mile races with extreme physical, environmental and logistical challenges.
The One Mile Runner Events
When David turned 45 in 2008, he celebrated with an event—it was personal challenge; a feat of speed. He was going to run a series of races that would be an experience of a lifetime. For the next 5 years, he would run more races and continually increasing the challenge by reducing his time to recover between races and even add the rigor of international travel. He documented his journey in his blog and continues to create events and run races to celebrate his age, health and speed. Here is his story: