Getting reacquainted with speed Check the shorter of the two blue bars above. The first sub-six minute mile of the year. A 5:58. First 800 meters in 3:07, second 800 in 2:51. Getting reacquainted with speed. Speed feels like freedom. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.