One of my fave stories is of Sir Roger Bannister and his triumph in breaking the 4-minute mile mark in 1954.  His fortitude and endurance are to be admired.  Incredibly, he only trained one hour a day as he was in medical school at the time and did something once thought impossible.

Moreover, he did it at a time before Gatorade, fancy sneakers, Fitbits . . . even Strava.  

More than the physical achievement, it's the mental that deserves attention.  The 4-minute mark had eluded runners for generations and thought unachievable.  

Roger Bannister breaks the four minute mile

Once he did it, someone else broke the record just a month later.  Even today, more people have summitted Everett, than run a 4 minute mile.  

So we'll be doing some 4 minute miles on a bike for Bannister.  It's about .25 miles running . . . 1 mile on a bike that is.  So here's to Sir Roger!

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