Originally Posted by donothoponpop
This forum is full of great idea's, but when it comes to putting in the effort on behalf of others, there's a select few who are willing to step up to the plate. If ecoli (or someone else from here) is willing to mentor a "catch-all" program, kudos to them for doing that, and I suspect most punters will feel it was at least worth the value of what they paid for it.
With all due respect to Ecoli (and i mean that), what experience does he have coaching milers? It's great for someone to be willing to mentor or coach people. It's counter productive when they are not qualified to do so.
0404 asked previously why there is lots of discussion/advice about marathons and other long distance races on the forum bit little about the mile. The answer is that there is pretty much nobody who posts here running quick miles or coaching others to do so.
If I was in a place where I was thinking of trying for a sub 3 marathon, there are a couple of posters (Krusty etc) who you can immediately say would be qualified to advise. There is nobody who fits that bill for the mile.