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CysticlyFIT
12-29-2011, 04:02 AM
My New Years resolution is to do a 4 minute mile.....really!<br><br>I can do probably 6 minute mile right now on a treadmill, and that's really really working myself ...but I can do it !<br><br>I am working very slowly for this esp for speed and not letting myself overheat, but any tips from fellow CF runners to accomplish this??!!<br><br>Thanks !<br>

CysticlyFIT
12-29-2011, 04:02 AM
My New Years resolution is to do a 4 minute mile.....really!<br><br>I can do probably 6 minute mile right now on a treadmill, and that's really really working myself ...but I can do it !<br><br>I am working very slowly for this esp for speed and not letting myself overheat, but any tips from fellow CF runners to accomplish this??!!<br><br>Thanks !<br>

tesorotiffa
12-29-2011, 09:28 PM
I wish I had some tips! I've been trying to get under a 15 minute mile for forever now, but my darn legs won't cooperate! Good luck!

tesorotiffa
12-29-2011, 09:28 PM
I wish I had some tips! I've been trying to get under a 15 minute mile for forever now, but my darn legs won't cooperate! Good luck!

static
12-29-2011, 11:51 PM
My fastest mile was back in 9th grade at 6:49, but the fastest in our school was around the 4:00 mark. I used to do alot of running with soccer and it was alot of fun too, now it just feels like work :-(

My advice is to keep at it and never stop. It is so much harder to return to once you do. Once you get it on the treadmill try to do it outside, when training for swimming I noticed I could run a little faster on a treadmill than outside on the high school course, which I thought was odd.

static
12-29-2011, 11:51 PM
My fastest mile was back in 9th grade at 6:49, but the fastest in our school was around the 4:00 mark. I used to do alot of running with soccer and it was alot of fun too, now it just feels like work :-(

My advice is to keep at it and never stop. It is so much harder to return to once you do. Once you get it on the treadmill try to do it outside, when training for swimming I noticed I could run a little faster on a treadmill than outside on the high school course, which I thought was odd.

CrisDopher
12-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Uh, you do realize a 4 minute mile is something even professionals and internationally-ranked college track athletes accomplish on a rare basis, and pretty much only if they're trained milers, right? If you're straining for a 6 minute mile right now, I think 4 is well out of range. I don't mean to be discouraging, just realistic.

CrisDopher
12-30-2011, 12:17 AM
Uh, you do realize a 4 minute mile is something even professionals and internationally-ranked college track athletes accomplish on a rare basis, and pretty much only if they're trained milers, right? If you're straining for a 6 minute mile right now, I think 4 is well out of range. I don't mean to be discouraging, just realistic.

annasdad
12-30-2011, 04:26 PM
A four minute mile is an olympic level feat for men, and would be about 13 seconds faster than the current women's world record. For a female, with or without CF, a 5 minute mile is actually a very impressive feat, and a 4:30 would be considered approaching world class.


How fast do you run a quarter? If you can do the quarter in the low 50s, then a 5 minute mile is a matter of conditioning and effort. I could never run a quarter mile faster than about 55 seconds, and my best mile back in the day was 4:45.


Pete (thinks a 5 minute mile is an extremely respectable target)

annasdad
12-30-2011, 04:26 PM
A four minute mile is an olympic level feat for men, and would be about 13 seconds faster than the current women's world record. For a female, with or without CF, a 5 minute mile is actually a very impressive feat, and a 4:30 would be considered approaching world class.


How fast do you run a quarter? If you can do the quarter in the low 50s, then a 5 minute mile is a matter of conditioning and effort. I could never run a quarter mile faster than about 55 seconds, and my best mile back in the day was 4:45.


Pete (thinks a 5 minute mile is an extremely respectable target)

Incomudrox
12-30-2011, 10:11 PM
I think you should be more realistic. The best runners in the world have a hard time hitting sub 4:30 min mile.

Incomudrox
12-30-2011, 10:11 PM
I think you should be more realistic. The best runners in the world have a hard time hitting sub 4:30 min mile.

Gentrygirl
12-31-2011, 02:03 AM
New goal, then, with all of our support! 5:00 is my vote if you are that in condition and that determined. Go, girl! Check in with us when you hit that and we'll support you to the next one!

Gentrygirl
12-31-2011, 02:03 AM
New goal, then, with all of our support! 5:00 is my vote if you are that in condition and that determined. Go, girl! Check in with us when you hit that and we'll support you to the next one!

Hardak
12-31-2011, 03:59 AM
just keep trying to push your self lower and lower, not over heating is going to be a big thing cause your lungs will seaze from over heating. beyond that best of luck, Best I could do befor I really started losing alot of ground was 7:45ish (some nearly 20 years ago)

Hardak
12-31-2011, 03:59 AM
just keep trying to push your self lower and lower, not over heating is going to be a big thing cause your lungs will seaze from over heating. beyond that best of luck, Best I could do befor I really started losing alot of ground was 7:45ish (some nearly 20 years ago)

JNsmom
12-31-2011, 01:34 PM
Not to be pessimistic, but I also think that decreasing your mile time by 2 minutes is a huge feat. How about taking steps. Perhaps this year or in the first 6 months you can shave 30 seconds off and then next year or the next 6 months you can take off another 30 seconds. You may find that you are more successful that way. You may want to ask a coach for some help. Are you including a long run, a hill workout as well as a tempo and speed workout into your weekly running?

I have been a runner for over 25 years. In high school my mile PR was 5:37. I am in my 40's and right now I am in the low 6's, not too bad. However, endurance running is where I have excelled. As I matured, I learned how to treat my body better, which included fueling more efficiently as well as cross training and different types of running workouts.

I love setting goals. But, I am careful not to set too large of a goal without having the proper steps planned out (mini goals). Good luck and I hope you are successful!!!

Jen 41/ w CF (Delta F508 and R117H)

JNsmom
12-31-2011, 01:34 PM
Not to be pessimistic, but I also think that decreasing your mile time by 2 minutes is a huge feat. How about taking steps. Perhaps this year or in the first 6 months you can shave 30 seconds off and then next year or the next 6 months you can take off another 30 seconds. You may find that you are more successful that way. You may want to ask a coach for some help. Are you including a long run, a hill workout as well as a tempo and speed workout into your weekly running?

I have been a runner for over 25 years. In high school my mile PR was 5:37. I am in my 40's and right now I am in the low 6's, not too bad. However, endurance running is where I have excelled. As I matured, I learned how to treat my body better, which included fueling more efficiently as well as cross training and different types of running workouts.

I love setting goals. But, I am careful not to set too large of a goal without having the proper steps planned out (mini goals). Good luck and I hope you are successful!!!

Jen 41/ w CF (Delta F508 and R117H)

cdale613
02-03-2012, 05:43 PM
I ran competitively in high school and college, and my personal record was a 4:34 mile. It was one of the hardest things I ever did, and took years of training. I would set goals that aimed to chip 10 seconds off per year. You need to set reasonable goals that are difficult, but that you have a chance at attaining. Set short, medium and long term goals that keep you motivated.

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but setting out where you are now to run sub 4 is just not reasonable. Aim to run sub 6, then sub 5 minutes, then things start getting serious.

Chris
31 w/cf

cdale613
02-03-2012, 05:43 PM
I ran competitively in high school and college, and my personal record was a 4:34 mile. It was one of the hardest things I ever did, and took years of training. I would set goals that aimed to chip 10 seconds off per year. You need to set reasonable goals that are difficult, but that you have a chance at attaining. Set short, medium and long term goals that keep you motivated.

I don't mean to rain on your parade, but setting out where you are now to run sub 4 is just not reasonable. Aim to run sub 6, then sub 5 minutes, then things start getting serious.

Chris
31 w/cf

cdale613
02-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Not to beat on it, but I just noticed that you are a woman. A sub 4 minute mile for a woman is truly an elite, olympic caliber time.

cdale613
02-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Not to beat on it, but I just noticed that you are a woman. A sub 4 minute mile for a woman is truly an elite, olympic caliber time.

dannyboi89
02-07-2012, 08:51 PM
I wonder what flavor Haterade all these people are drinking?

dannyboi89
02-07-2012, 08:51 PM
I wonder what flavor Haterade all these people are drinking?

imported_Momto2
02-07-2012, 09:35 PM
I think the world record for women is currently is around 4:12. I dont think people are trying to be hateful, just realistic. In fact, the CF boards are some of the most non-hateful boards I have ever visited.

imported_Momto2
02-07-2012, 09:35 PM
I think the world record for women is currently is around 4:12. I dont think people are trying to be hateful, just realistic. In fact, the CF boards are some of the most non-hateful boards I have ever visited.

katethekid
02-29-2012, 03:03 PM
I think it's awesome that you're setting a goal for yourself. Sure, there could be a more realistic goal, but it is yours to set. You are already way faster than I ever was. I was a speed demon in the water, but on land I'm pretty slow lol. Even in my prime I couldn't run, hurt my chest entirely too much.

katethekid
02-29-2012, 03:03 PM
I think it's awesome that you're setting a goal for yourself. Sure, there could be a more realistic goal, but it is yours to set. You are already way faster than I ever was. I was a speed demon in the water, but on land I'm pretty slow lol. Even in my prime I couldn't run, hurt my chest entirely too much.

BikerEd
02-29-2012, 04:25 PM
I hit a a mile in about 53 seconds, I start out hitting a high RPM but low torque, and just jam through the gears.... Oh wait sorry my wife just told me you guys aren't talking about motorcycles ;-)

BikerEd
02-29-2012, 04:25 PM
I hit a a mile in about 53 seconds, I start out hitting a high RPM but low torque, and just jam through the gears.... Oh wait sorry my wife just told me you guys aren't talking about motorcycles ;-)