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justintherunner
5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 7:13PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Okay, so I am wondering, will anyone ever break the five minute barrier in the beer mile? The current record stands at 5:40, but I think Bekele would have a legit shot at breaking the 5 minute barrier. I would also guess that Mottram would be even better than Bekele given his large size and the fact taht he is Australian.
dumbass
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 7:38PM - in reply to justintherunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i bet bekele couldnt drink 4 beers in 5 minutes, let alone run 4(5 if he pukes) laps.
beer mile specialist
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 7:39PM - in reply to justintherunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Listen people there is only one true beer mile champion (and this assumes the beer, lap, beer, lap, beer, lap, beer, lap mile)

His name is Scott Mortenson - he went to UCSD and was the brother of Kim Mortenson (UCLA anorexia girl). He ran a timed 5:11 beer mile back in '94 or '95 I believe.

**I'm not 100% on if it was a cup or a can. If it was from a cup (I'll try to get this verified) then I throw out the time and forget I ever wrote this post.

Anyway, unless you know someone who has run faster, this thread ends here.

Good day.
the 5 minute mile
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 7:50PM - in reply to beer mile specialist Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm nearly positive this has been done. I have absolutely no proof, but within my high school team there was legend of the 5 minute mile that college runners that my high school coaches ran with would try to acheive. This 5 minute mile was simply a beer mile, and 5 minutes was the goal for them. True or not, I don't really know, but these didn't seem like fabricated stories to tell to innocent high schoolers.
Mtn Dew
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 7:53PM - in reply to the 5 minute mile Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If anyone could do it, Bekele certainly wouldn't be the one. He's not even a great miler and is too small. You would need someone big, fast, and from a beer drinking culture. Hmm... I wonder who would fit that bill the best?
Spider Rico
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 7:59PM - in reply to justintherunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I thought the record (following Kingston rules) was around 5:20.
brogan1
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 8:07PM - in reply to Spider Rico Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

I thought the record (following Kingston rules) was around 5:20.


The record is 5:40. There are faster times posted, but they are not official due to not following all the rules/not video taping it. Anything under 7:00 needs video proof.

[/quote]Anyway, unless you know someone who has run faster, this thread ends here.[/quote]

Unless you have video proof (as the rules clearly state), this thread continues.
huh?
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 8:14PM - in reply to brogan1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
5.14 by AC Muir and this was with proper british pints, not the poxy little ones they use in the USA.
Heres a link to an article about his run: http://www.university-athletics.co.uk/viewnews.php?newsid=46
meichenl
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 8:16PM - in reply to justintherunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i've run 6:03 on my second attempt (first one was 7:30 or so). with practice i could see myself doing
1st beer 13s
next three lap/beer in 70/17 = 87*3 = 4:21
last lap 65
total 5:39

it wouldn't be easy, but it would be possible

i'm a 4:30 miler, so presumably a 3:50 miler could run 40s faster and go 4:59

i say it's possible, but not until we start getting elite distance runners tackling the record and trying to one-up each other
Spider Rico
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 8:22PM - in reply to huh? Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
A pint in a glass is much easier to slam than a bottle or can.
mmmmeeee
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 8:31PM - in reply to Spider Rico Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How much beer do you drink?
Reefer Madness
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 9:42PM - in reply to mmmmeeee Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I don't think it's more than nature of the cup than the actual amount.
Reefer Madness
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 9:44PM - in reply to Reefer Madness Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Reefer Madness wrote:

I don't think it's more than nature of the cup than the actual amount.


Whoops! I meant to write:

I think it's more the nature of the cup than the actual amount of beer being drank, as long as it's not too large a difference.
Go Pre!
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 9:48PM - in reply to Reefer Madness Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If Pre were alive today, he'd excel on the international level. Norpoth might give him trouble, but that's about it.

In the Aquavit mile, though: Lasse come home!
Mac
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/6/2006 9:51PM - in reply to Reefer Madness Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I thought I heard a few years back that Karl Keska(27:30ish Brittish guy) ran 4:45. Not sure if that was supposedly at Oregon or after he graduated.
They would all be smoked
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/7/2006 12:02AM - in reply to Go Pre! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
History's most dominant force in the beer mile was Henry Rono. He could probably do 5k of the beer mile at a sub 5 pace...
preperation
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/7/2006 11:16AM - in reply to They would all be smoked Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
So what do you think is the best way to train for this...obviously you need to be able to drink and run, so basically get hammered every weekend to build a tolerance?
KnowItAll
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/7/2006 11:35AM - in reply to preperation Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No. It has nothing to do with tolerance, because you don't feel the beer until you're done. It has to do with your ability to chug, your ability to run fast, and having a cast iron stomach that doesn't ever puke and doesn't mind running all out when it's full.
Varsity Beer Miler
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/7/2006 11:48AM - in reply to KnowItAll Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Beer-mile specific training is easy. Do regular training for a fast mile with a few alterations.

1) In the middle of longish runs, stop on a few occasions to chug a can of Pepsi. Then keep running.
2) In interval workouts, chug a can of Pepsi between every interval.
3) Before any run or workout, chug multiple cans of Pepsi.
4) Before you go to bed everynight, chug lots of Pepsi and then do jumping jacks, pushups and situps in that order. Then go to sleep.

The biggest part of the beer mile is conditioning your body to running with carbonated fluid sloshing around in your stomach.
nicknamer
RE: 5 minute barrier: will it be broken? 4/7/2006 12:10PM - in reply to Varsity Beer Miler Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Think about it, how fast can you chug a can of beer, 4-5 seconds if you're good? (I really don't know, I enjoy beer too much to chug it)

You need to average 75 seconds per lap, including beer consumption, so you really need to run a 4:40 mile, while consuming that liquid.

Good luck.
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