Can it be done? Maybe sneak in one or two 90s. Some background...I ran 8:20/14:30/30:30 in college then went right into marathon training and ran a 2:22 debut right after graduating with 100-120 miles per week of great training.
Following that things kind of fell apart and I started focusing on other things. Fast forward 10 years. I have a super hot 9.5 wife, 2 kids, make 6 figures working 50 hr weeks. Sub 14 5k looks unlikely, I’m not motivated enough to make $250k, and I’m not going to leave my wife for a 10.
I know 2:19 I far from elite, but I think it would be a pretty big accomplishment for a below average guy like myself. I took about 4 years off running before starting some light jogging to lose some weight and feel better at the end of 2017. By mid 2018 I had lost 30 lbs and ran a 32:00 10k off 40-50 miles per week. I’ve continued to progress in 2019 running 60-80 miles per week and have run a 15:10 5k and 31:30 10k so far.
I’m heading in the right direction and feeling good, but 2:19 is a huge jump. I’m signed up for CIM already. I am extremely limited on time so doubling isn’t really an option. I feel 80 miles per week is about as much as i can consistently run. I ask again, can it be done?