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24Jun/110

Personal Barrier – The Sub 6 Minute mile

With this season I broke one of the biggest personal barriers, the sub 6 minute mile.  I've changed quite a few things since last year and I've improve my 5K time and overall distance.  My current PR for 1 mile stands at 5:17.  I'm looking to improve that and hopefully run my first sub 5 minute mile.

Things I have done (listed in order of how effective they have been):

  • form - pose running
  • Increase turnover rate
  • Intervals on treadmill
  • Hill work/Repeats
  • Foam roller at night
  • Shoe change for different distances
  • Extended length of trail running on weekends
  • More upper body work to strengthen core.

 

 

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