There are so many sports that involve speed and training for speed that you might think the formula for speed has already been figured out. It seems like people are getting faster and faster on a nearly daily basis.
In virtually every race, someone breaks a speed record. However, it was not always this way. It was not really that long ago when most people believed that running at a certain speed was dangerous or impossible.
It’s hard to imagine, but it is true …
It was not that long ago that most people literally believed that the one minute mile was impossible for the human body to achieve. They felt that there were physiological barriers that nobody could break in achieving that speed.
As an interesting side note, it’s important to point out that people also believed that driving a car faster than about fifty miles per hour could lead to damaging your face! Strange, but true.
But back to the story …
It was not until someone with a deep knowledge of physiology and his own physical conditioning broke this barrier that other racers began to break it as well.
For decades, everyone “knew” that it was impossible to run a one minute mile.
In the years after this sudden “discovery,” practically everyone seemed to be able to do it. In fact, for a long while, it was done constantly. Athletes were constantly breaking the record for the one minute mile that had only just been set!
In order to achieve that benchmark, people had to believe it was possible, first.
These days, we have a much better idea of what is possible or impossible when it comes to the human body. However, athletes are constantly surprising even the experts – and that definitely includes dedicated athletes in the Downers Grove area.
Is Training For Speed “Possible” or “Impossible?”
There is a huge mental component to what is “possible” or “impossible.”
When it comes to training for speed, most people realize that the one minute mile is possible, and they know that running too fast won’t make their face peel off.
Unfortunately, though, too many people are still willing to sign on to ideas about their own personal limitations.
To challenge your limitations, you often need outside perspective …
We can’t wait to help you!
To You Getting “Faster”
Jim and The CORE1 Crew