stokked: broke the 6 minute mile

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  1. vern_Fonk

    vern_Fonk Orange Belt

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    i graduated hs about 4 yrs ago and the last time i ran a fairly fast 1 mile was a 1.5 mile run that i finished in about 9 minutes in grade 12.
    since then ive been slacking off and at times gone a year plus without running a full mile. about 3.5 weeks ago i started up again and at first i had trouble finishing 1.5 miles. now 3 weeks later, i managed to finish 4 miles and today just to see whether i could, i went all out and after nearly puking, checked my watch at the end and was surprised to see that i had broken the 6 minute mile at 5;50. i am so happy since i haven't had this kind of stamina since high school (through sports like soccer /field hockey) and really gave me a motivation to aim for 4 miles in under 28 minutes. i guess the stamina was always there, and it just laid dormant after high school just waiting to be trained again.
    after the run, i was mischievously grinning like an evil rapist and it felt great because if people saw my shit eating grin, they'd wonder what was so funny, but only i knew, and i felt ecstatic. just wanted to share. feel free to flame me :icon_chee
     
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    vern_Fonk Orange Belt

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    btw, anyone else having trouble starting threads? it seems the only way to start one for me is to place an icon in the title.
     
  3. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Good job


    Slowly slowly catchy monkey
     
  4. IronMaidenfan#1

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    Well done on breaking 6 mins.
     
  5. rEdShawks

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    nice, see if u can keep up the pace for the 1.5
     
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    just did 6.29 myself....looking to improve a minute on that in the months to come
     
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    brackis1 Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I always break 6 minutes in the Stokke -_-
    Problem is I'm trying to increase my time, not lower it.
     
  8. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    What's your training protocal?


    I'm just interested in what someone else strategy might be
     
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    hitmanrva1 Black Belt

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    well i workout really hard, but recently instead of doing reps of 8-10, now im doing 10-15......especially with leg workouts, im going a lot less heavy now with more reps......Ive also taken a break from playing racquetball(quick burst of speed) and got back into basketbal where a lil more endurance is needed.....i run on the machines 3 times a week and i run 3 miles at level 8..........and finally every sunday i go to the track and run the mile, and i hope it improves.....i started 1 month ago at 7.05....and just did 6.29 so its some improvement
     
  10. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    Just started running on a track?
     
  11. Mr. Beige

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    you're on fire, dude. seriously. your wit is wasted here.
     
  12. hitmanrva1

    hitmanrva1 Black Belt

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    sorta.....i go once in a while and do sprints....but its random
     

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