Hey guys, I have a mind blowing concept. What if I started the training cycle with a session of 200m in 37.5sec. w/ 60secs. rest, and do that twice a week as a start? Within the 3 months block, I decrease the rest for every successful session by 10secs. 'til I get to 30sec. Once that's done, I bump it to 400m with 60secs. rest and repeat like so. Perhaps do a tempo session once every two weeks a la Daniels' formula (unless it really is as simple as doing the repeats 2x/wk).
If my logic's correct, that along with a few proper time trials of 3/4 mile, maybe even an 800 or two, will help to realize this 5min. mile. Since this is only my second year of serious running, I'd imagine that the miler repeats would indirectly improve my 800, and maybe to a smaller extent my 400m, anyways. Once I get this 5min. mile, assuming it's really as simple as the plan stated here, then I'll plan on further improving my 400-800m in future training blocks when I'm not busy trying to dominate the local 5ks.
Please tell me if this makes sense; correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks for reading, responding, and putting up with this thread. You've all helped a dumb teen learn more :)