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5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge

5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge

14 Competitors / 4 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. 

Not all types of physical activity are suitable for everyone. Users take challenges and training advice at their own personal risk.


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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5 Minute 1 Mile Run Challenge Recent Activity

Nordvargr Pro logo logged a workout for 10/31/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 4,850 lbs, did 1.37 miles of cardio, burned 282 calories, and scored 622 points:
  • Cross-Body Dumbbell Curl  
    • 6 reps x 44 lbs (+27 points)
    • 6 reps x 44 lbs (+27 points)
    • 6 reps x 44 lbs (+27 points)
  • Barbell Curl  
    • 5 reps x 115 lbs (+70 points)
    • 5 reps x 115 lbs (+70 points)
    • 5 reps x 115 lbs (+70 points)
    • 5 reps x 115 lbs (+70 points)
    • 5 reps x 115 lbs (+70 points)

    A little too soon. Form a bit sloppy.

  • One-Arm Overhead Tricep Extension  
    • 30 reps x 20 lbs (+30 points)
    • 30 reps x 20 lbs (+30 points)

    30 reps on each arm.

  • Walking  
    • 1.37 mi - 00:21:25 (+54 points)

Vanity. I'm on a caloric deficit but would like to remain 17" biceps. Besides, my shoulders were shot from yesterdays failure.

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Nordvargr Pro logo completed a fitness report card and got a grade of B!
Nordvargr Pro logo logged a workout for 10/30/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 7,209 lbs, did 0.00 miles of cardio, burned 154 calories, and scored 985 points:
  • Arm Circles  
    • 100 reps (+100 points)
  • Seated Military Press  
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+79 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+79 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+79 points)

    Numbness starting in right shoulder.

  • Pause Bench Press  
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)
    • 12 reps x 110 lbs (+145 points)

    Aborted due to right shoulder.

Will never do seated military presses again. Dumbbells are far superior when seated on a flat bench.

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Nordvargr I might add that I do like seated military presses with back support, like a very high inclined bench. Doing it without any back support what ever just f**ks you over. 110 lbs is heavy when I've done 90 lbs dumbbells and 175 lbs on a barbell for reps. Ruined to rest of the workout completely. F*** everything.

Nordvargr Pro logo logged a workout for 10/30/2014 (view advanced workout stats), lifted 0 lbs, did 1.12 miles of cardio, burned 183 calories, and scored 289 points:
  • Running  
    • 1.12 mi - 00:10:00 (+252 points)

Quick morning run. Freezing temperature. Runkeeper kept f***ing up so I did an estimate based on an earlier tracked run.

Nordvargr Pro logo completed a fitness report card and got a grade of B!
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