Last week I wrote a piece on the four minute mile and the man who made this race his own, Roger Bannister.
The more I research the guy the more inspired I become to train harder and achieve this goal, it is still very much a distant dream but after last week I really feel it is more attainable than ever. My upbeatness can be attributed to the following:
Firstly, the fine people at PUMA are supporting my challenge with their ultra cool products to make me go faster. They helped Usain Bolt become the fastest man alive so I’m pretty sure they can make me the fastest average guy over a mile!
The right equipment is the key to success.
Secondly I have felt a general ease fall upon my training. Roger Bannister had very simple ideas with regards to training and achieving his goal. I now do too. What I mean by that is that rather than focusing on getting fitter and times and all that, I just need to become strong and fast. So I am just going to run hills, over and over and over. I ran the notorious Olive Street hill three times in a row on Thursday and four times on Friday. I have found a mile long hill which I’m going to start running each day now too.
So with hills during the week and then track work on the weekends, my monster goal will be a purring kitten in no time. Simple as that.
Hills - Go get 'em.
The track at UJ seems my best bet for refining my stuff, going to hit that up this week and get on the tartan pretty soon to unleash my running ability.
Then finally the endless support of my mates is really starting to snowball. The support and encouragement has been great, and with each week I really feel more and more convinced that I’m going to do this.
You can do it! - Bloody right mate.
Going for my measurements and body fat check up on Wednesday. Starting to look like more of an athlete now, will have legs like a racehorse in no time at all with my hill training!
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