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TLC 02-22-2010 06:41 AM

Trying to figure out a good running time
 
Anybody have any idea what a respectable time is for a 5K (3.1 miles) run?

County Mike 02-22-2010 11:25 AM

Well, that depends on your athlete level. 4-5 minute miles would put you near elite status. 7 minute miles is very respectable for your average runner. 9 minute miles is great for someone trying to get into better shape.

TLC 02-23-2010 01:36 AM

That's about what I thought. Thanks for the reply.

WilliamWallace 03-06-2010 04:55 AM

I'll be doing my first 5k in May. I hate running, but I'm in pretty good shape and it's for my dad's company and it's also for a good cause (brain cancer).

I never run, but in high school (3years ago) my best mile time was 6:55. We'll see how I can do on this 5k...haha

TLC 03-17-2010 06:51 PM

There are several programs on the net called "Couch to 5K." They might offer a godd starting point.

rockdawg21 03-17-2010 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by County Mike (Post 101390)
Well, that depends on your athlete level. 4-5 minute miles would put you near elite status. 7 minute miles is very respectable for your average runner. 9 minute miles is great for someone trying to get into better shape.

4-5 minutes for a 3.1 mile run? You're superman Mike!

County Mike 03-18-2010 10:44 AM

4-5 minutes per mile, unless I'm on a motorcycle.

On another note, just recorded my personal best 5K on the rowing machine. 19:52.

mikthehick 03-24-2010 06:06 PM

if it's a race you are really willing to pace/challenge yourself, aim for 7-8 mins a mile. I run daily now--and when i'm pushing myself, i can get my time down to 8 mins/mile.

Most of the time though, when it's just a typical day, i'll do 8-10 mins/mile. Building endurance is something that takes time.

Keep at it! any fitness regimen takes time, but the yielded product is something to feel accomplished with:)


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