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5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge

5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge

16 Competitors / 5 Champs / Expert
35 Points for Starting
300 Points for Completing

5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge

Perform a 5 minute 1 mile run. Does not matter if you take breaks, but it has to be done in under 5 minutes and a full mile. 

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5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge Additional Information

The 5 Minute 1 Mile Challenge is one of the most difficult running goals to achieve. It requires peak performance. In order to successfully complete this challenge, keep your eyes on the end and finish strong.

Keep Your Eyes on the End

Running the 5 Minute 1 Mile Challenge is exciting. At the beginning you will have adrenaline running though your body and be energized with anticipation. These factors, combined with the fast pace required to complete this goal, can be disastrous to completing the challenge. 

The tendency at the start of a 5 minute mile is to begin to fast. Yes, the pace must be quick. But, you must be able to keep that pace up for a full mile.

In order to maintain a healthy pace throughout the full mile, keep your eyes on the end. If you are running around a track, count the number of laps required. If running a different course, know the route. Know where the finish is.

By being familiar with the route you are running, you will be able to gauge how much distance is left. Use this knowledge to pace yourself so you can finish the run.

Finish Strong

Of course you will begin the 5 Minute 1 Mile Challenge at a quick pace. Yet, the successful runners will also finish it strong. 

At the end of the run, every second matters. Many runners will finish between 4 min. 50 sec. and 5 min. Those 10 last seconds are a precious, narrow window of time. 

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TripleD Pro logo logged a workout for 05/26/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 10.21 miles of cardio, burned 388 calories, and scored 1,660 points:
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TripleD Pro logo logged a workout for 05/19/2015 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 8.28 miles of cardio, burned 384 calories, and scored 1,117 points:
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