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Sub 5 minute mile



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭ Dubh Geannain

    I'd say the years of GAA have me conditioned to going hard before a short break and going again. Really abusing my lungs. Although those efforts were never more than 10-50 metres.

    When I talk to/bore people about my first sub 5 attempt a few years back (5:36) I mention how I should really have gotten used to the pace first over shorter distances. I can still remember struggling and missing a 2:30 800m attempt and thinking I'd bitten off more than I could chew. I could do 75s 400s though but needed a good recovery. A lot encouragement on here really kept me motivated.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,830 ✭✭✭ OOnegative

    Great year N, will there be a new log?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭ Dubh Geannain

    Thanks B. At the moment no.

    I'll try to keep logging though, offline for a while, which I might post about again. I find I come in to to write an update quite often but come away not posting because I end up catching up on everyone else. I'm a dreadfully slow reader too! So I hope I'll get some time back by just visiting to read the logs.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,880 ✭✭✭ Murph_D

    What a brilliant year and a brilliant log, sorry to see it retired. So many highlights there in such a short time, many congrats.

  • Registered Users Posts: 376 ✭✭ marathon2022

    Great log, really enjoyed reading it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,580 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler

    Yeah it's been a fairly spectacular log. Some of those times are eye watering. The sub 60 10 miler stands out especially for a guy with very little specifics done at that distance. And of course the monster pb across the mile.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,593 ✭✭✭ Wubble Wubble

    Sorry to see the log go N. Lots of great reading, the highlight for me being the Griffith Avenue Mile. Nice run today btw. Catch you at a race soon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭ skyblue46

    Sorry to see it go. Best of luck with everything you do. At least you're still on Strava 😊

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭ Dubh Geannain

    Thanks everyone.

    @skyblue46 I've OO to thank for getting me onto Strava. I still have the snazzy bottle opener from the 5 K challenge. I'm going to start this EIM craic this week hopefully. The comeback year you've had has provided plenty of inspiration too (along with Lainey's log). Lots of what I've read so far sounds very interesting. Discussion on the loss of reactivity from too much steady mileage on one side (obviously not a massive concern to a 30 MPW fella like myself) to the rationale for not needing to do excessive anaerobic workouts on the other.

    @Wubble Wubble I'll make a point of saying hello if I spot you.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,206 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks

    Will miss your log also, always great reading in it. Very best of luck with your EIM training, it's a way of running introduced to me by S & I have really loved it😊