5 minute mile

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03/04/2013 at 20:44


I have been running for a good few months now and have got decently fast (5.50 mile,19.15 5km) and was wondering how long it would take me or if it is even possible to break 5 mins for a mile whilst maintaining my current weight (205lbs @ 6'/6'1)


04/04/2013 at 09:51
No experience myself, but Google Tom's magic mile for a very interesting blog from an experienced marathoner/triathlon trying to break 5m/m.
04/04/2013 at 10:37

50 seconds is a massive chunk to take off a mile time.  For comparison, McMillan's race time predictor would make it equivalent to reducing 10k time from 42 minutes to 36.  You're obviously not a traditional middle distance runner weight, as shedding a few pounds would certainly help.  Why are you keen to maintain weight, are you a rugby player or something?

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