Iffley Road - oxford, uk

On the same track where history was made in 1954 when Sir Roger Bannister broke four minutes for the mile, our athletes tackled a workout that was once among Bannister's favorites: 10 x 400m at 1500m pace with a rolling 400m recovery. In the months building up to that historic day, Bannister would run this workout multiple times, gradually cutting down each lap until he ran 59 seconds for the final reps. As part of our spring season focussing on the track, we asked London local Saskia Millard as well as San Francisco-based Claire Green to take on this linchpin workout and reflect on the idea of barriers.

Campo Sportivo Comunale - Chiavenna, Italy

As spring gives way to summer, it’s time to sharpen up and convert conditioning into race day pace. In Italy, at one of the world’s most beautiful tracks, Sam Murphy went through a competitive dress rehearsal, running 4x4x400m, visualizing next reps and the performances to come, wearing new race day styles and tapping into the intensity of peak performance.

client:  Tracksmith 
Director: Emily Maye
First A/C: Michal mroczek