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I trained 8 weeks to run a 5 minute mile…Here's how it went

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Over the previous 8 weeks, I set out to see if I might enhance my running pace to the purpose the place I might run a mile in 5 minutes. Check out the Running Academy’s …

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  1. Goal Guys

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Hey guys! After a quick technical hiccup, our 5 minute mile video is finally here! This was one of the hardest things I've ever done, and I want to say thanks to you guys for being so patient with this one. I'm excited to keep running and continue to improve. Cheers guys!!

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  2. tai ji

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    you have a production team! you don't get to take video like @ 1:33 by yourself with only a smartphone. was that a friend operating a drone with camera attached or did you rent a movie crane?

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  3. jpc 26.2

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    He probably could have run a 6:20 just by starting out at 98 instead of 92 seconds. Still a great accomplishment.

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  4. James Ginn

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    The speed we have is the speed we are born with. I could run a sub 5 minute mile but I was always like that. Others can only run a 7 minute mile and others a 4 minute mile. You cant go from a 7 minute down to a 5 minute if you are in decent shape when you first test yourself. And as an aside your best mile time will predict your marathon time.

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  5. D'heuvel Tappin

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Imma dislike just because he said 'SOCCER'

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  6. tyga z

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    dude u did great…

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  7. Dumitru Robert

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    MastarMedia.. is that you? 😮

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  8. spman2099

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I'm at the beginning of the video. I just wanted to say that this goal is absurdly ambitious. Cutting three minutes in two months… that is nuts. I will happily eat crow if he does it, but I question if he is going to be able to come under six minutes (which would still be a fairly impressive result).

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  9. Tyler Morse

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    on the still shots, did you place the camera, run past and then go back to pick it up and re set up?? lmao

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  10. fittestover40

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Congrats on working hard and cutting 1:18 off your time. I'm with Chris you would have had to be a freak to drop that kind of time off. I knew when you ran a 400m@82 you had no chance. I like how you took it serious and got some help on what to do. It takes patience, commitment, desire and talent. Add to your post when you break 6:00 that's still a good accomplishment.

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  11. Randy Connare

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    When I saw your goal I thought you were either uninformed or starting with a 6:15 mile. You were just unrealistic. As an active duty Marine I trained for a year to go under 6:00. Twice I hit 6:05. Age 40. It was a total sprint. More realistic goal. Go track warm up run a mile as hard as you can, then run a few 1/4 miles at a faster pace then a couple 1/8 at a faster pace.

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  12. 25,000 subs with one vid !IJAZ

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I’m 11 and I can do this lol

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  13. 4656superman

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    just found your channel, great job regardless buddy…

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  14. Jonathan McMichael

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Everyone criticizing something w his running. I just want him to get a second bookcase so ALL the books are organized!!

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  15. Max Amillion

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I literally did this last year, I ended up getting a 4:37 time from around an 8 minute time. All I did was 100 days in a row, 1 mile each day at around a 7 minute pace. Then I rested for about 3 days and went full force. I've never been so fast in my life.

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  16. My Info

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    This channel is awesome… +1

    Reply

  17. Matt Hom

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I can sense this mans shin splints

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  18. Benjamin Kern

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I have been running in middle school and high school for the past three years and I’m only down to a 5:30 as my mile pr but it does take time and effort. There are some freshmen on my track teen that can get a sub five but the are freakishly good athletes

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  19. fatdepressedveg knight

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    That goal was more achievable then the professional coach said and what you try to achieve

    you said running further doesn't improve your cardiovascular speed

    You should have been trying to run at least 10 miles at 80% of your heart rate which is easily achievable in 8 weeks which builds up higher tolerance of cardiovascular intensity

    Secondly you said you felt burn out before you did you fast lap

    That indicates straight away that you didn't build a high threshold of cardiovascular intensity which goes to the first point and secondly you didn't do enough high intensity cardio should have done some things like bleep test spinning classes and swimming

    Finally it shows that you've been using the treadmill too much as your techniques sucks that's because you're over-reliance on a machine what doesn't mimic real life running

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  20. Ilir Hoxha

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Bro look i ve been training for 3 months for 1500 metres and in the beginning i did 5min and 50 sec and at the moment im working very hard to do 4 min and 50 sec and im close and i can do 1500 m in 5 minutes and you are telling me that you are going to do 5 minutes for a mile in 8 weeks 😂 ……… Its impossible 😂 (im 16yrs😂)

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  21. Chad El-Zayaty

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen anyone do.

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  22. Charlie Williams

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Ha I’m 11, and my first mile was 7:36

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  23. Richard Price

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Are you in Canada?

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  24. Anthony Julien

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Great job man! It is a long process. The great thing is that you improved and are still going. More power to you. I can see from your running style you use a long arms, and may want to drop them just a little as it may relax you a bit. Keep at it. #Progress #RunForLife

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  25. james nelson

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Was that 400 time a repeat? Because if not, all else being equal, I don't see any way an able bodied individual can drop their mile pace to being far faster than their quarter mile pace in 5 weeks, especially after having already trained for 3 weeks. (ok yeah nvm 6:40 seems more like it)

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  26. NoLo Vlogs

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I run a 5 minute 44 second mile. Training includes condition such as jogging running and sprinting. No weights

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  27. Diego's Work Shopz

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    You should have spent a week learning running form

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  28. h8tingit

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    good job, man

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  29. Mr Williams

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    From 7 to 5 min mile with 8 weeks of training is possible especially if you have a running background.

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  30. Lucas kincanyon

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I've run the mile/1600m 4 times. My first was 6:36, my last was 5:13 just a week ago. That took me 4 years. I knew this was almost impossible.

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  31. football nerd

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    7:14 idk how he did it be he went from being 200m from the finish at 6m 37s to bring at the finish line at 6m 38s

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  32. whatthewhat11

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Running, just like basketball or baseball is a sport, which requires practice and skill. Too often people think they can get better at running, just by running more. You can have world class aerobic capacity but if your running form and running economy are crap you will only be an average runner.

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  33. champnewt

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    stair stepper 30 mins everyday will be great for improving run time without all the impact and pain from running all the time. I went from 17 mins to a 12 min 2 mile in a month. Then I got out of the army and vowed to never run again. 🙂

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  34. Adams Customs

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Wow lol my mile time is 6:12 and I weigh 190 pounds give or take😂😂

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  35. Ishmael Atilare

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Really appreciate this…i have learn a lot which i can also try out.
    Thanks

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  36. Nick Vanerio

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    He runs like Feebe from friends

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  37. Victoria Films

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    You didnt really progress at the end of the race you crashed on the ground meaning you just burst more than the first time but actually you did not progress. Progress would be you finish your race and then keep walking because you still have ressource for more. I dont know about youtubers but you guys are just full of shit. People that have been doing these things for more than 20 years cannot be competed with in few weeks on even few months.

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  38. Jules Eschbach

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    What's a mile ?

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  39. Firefit 0614

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Hey you shaved a good amount of time. It took me 2 years to hit that 5 minutes mile at an ASICS Invitational (High School) now I’m lucky if I even want to run a mile lol

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  40. Shak Os

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    7:48 is very good for a start!!!

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  41. Sushmita Gauniyal

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    How old r u ?

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  42. JT James

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Good stuff man. Very informative.

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  43. Brayden Blackhurst

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I run for one of the top distance training high schools in the country (American Fork) and even with the great coaching it took me over a year to get from a 5:15 in 8th grade to a 4:58 as a freshman. Once you break that barrier of 5 minutes tho it seems so much easier to run sub 5 consistently

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  44. Joey Williams

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Enjoyed the video . You trained hard and you did well at 6:40. Nothing to be ashamed of. Good job. I got some good running tips from you video. Thanks

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  45. Nim Animations

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    and its still slower but about the same pace of the top marathon runners
    imagine running 42 km like that

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  46. tony Macias

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    It took me 3 months in track n field to go from a 630 to a 546 mile lol it was hard. After the first mile you ran I was like holy shit he has a lot of ground to cover

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  47. Oblivious

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Getting better shoes help

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  48. carlos chin

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    My best is 3:34 at a Mile seriously it took me a long of time to accomplish.

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  49. Legit Spoder

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Any one else been able to run a 5 min mile since middle school ?

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  50. Infinite Gaming

    April 6, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Dude my friend and I can run a mile in 6 minutes and we are in 5th grade

    Reply

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