What is your mile time?

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  1. jmnk

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    so did you qualify? (and what were you trying to qualify for?)
     
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    Im 19 and my fastest was 6:15
     
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    My best spider time was 14s. I'm more about agility and speed, rather than long distance. Ran a 5k in like >30 min.
     
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    It's riduculous how much u pay to get the priveledge to run 5k.
     
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    I've never seen a 5K for $50. I think that my upcoming race is about $13. The key to keeping costs low is to get a lot of corporate sponsorship. My race shirts usually have a fair amount of advertising on them.

    I imagine that there are more security costs for races these days given what happened in Boston last year.
     
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    My company paid for mine. I agree it sucks to have to pay to run, but the production at these events is incredible. Plus they have to pay the city for all the police and event staff so the money needs to come from somewhere. Also, at the end of the day if you are not making a profit, why do something? It would be foolish because no one would sponsor something with zero ROI.

    So all that being said, the fastest time at this 5k was a 15:08. These were the guys that started at the very beginning so they were amazing runners and as a result, did not have to dodge and weave through slow people.

    The other high scores were all in the 19 minute range.
     
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    Fastest mile was 4:36. I'm usually right around the 5 min mark though. I've been running all my life, I really enjoy it. It keeps me sane
     
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    I had my mile timed for the first time at crossfit. It was part A of the workout and I did it in 6:43.

    If I didn't have to do the 2nd part of the WOD after, I could have probably pushed myself a little harder
     
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    Well on a treadmill I can run one in 7 minutes. Running, however, is not my forte. But at 180 lbs. I can bench 270, and squat and deadlift at about the 350 mark so I don't really care about that mile time. Not interested in trimming down to improve it.
     
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    Spider drill in 14 seconds is excellent.
    I'll go back to the courts with my tail between my legs and give it another try, thanks for the info and the goal.
     
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    I just read the female winner of the boston marathon ran a 4:49 mile in the 24th mile of the race...
     
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    Isn't that the speed at which the entire men's race goes.

    Usually the men's races is 30 minutes per 10K (3 mins/km). That's 72 seconds per 400m which is 4:48 per mile. And very often they dip well below this pace esp during the second half.

    Also, i am surprised that the women do not record a faster mile somewhere. I think Boston has something called Heartbreak Hill in the last few miles. So was this up-hill, up-down or slightly down. I suspect women usually throw in one or two 4:45 or so miles somewhere in between or at the end of most of the top marathons.

    Also, iirc, Boston is not level, the end is slightly below the start.
     
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    Heartbreak Hill is in Newton where the race goes from Washington St to Commonwealth Avenue up to around Boston College and it is quite the series of hills.
     
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    Well for non running club tennis players it seemed impressive:)
     
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    It is impressive.
     
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    I agree, but let me just say that Meb's performance at Boston this year was one of the most amazing races I've seen in a lifetime of watching track, road and cross country races.
     
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    Been running two-milers in under 10 minutes every morning from Mon-Fri for nearly 3 years now.
     
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  18. movdqa

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    Outstanding speed.
     
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    Not really!

    Every now and then I see an ex Navy Seal (38 years old) who claims he did sub 4 minute-mile.
     
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    What percentage of the US population could run a sub 10 minute mile?
    9?
    8?
    7?

    I think that 5 is really good. I know some fast, older runners but far more that can't run at those speeds and even more people that couldn't run a mile at all.
     
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    Not sure but believe every tennis player I know can run a sub-10 minute mile. Even guys over 70. Over 75, maybe not.
     
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  22. movdqa

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    Perhaps with a little training - I know older players that can play a few hours of tennis but they wouldn't be able to run a mile in under 10 without a little practice. 12 or 13, sure - that's practically walking fast.
     
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    Former Prez George Dubya runs a 7-minute mile.
     
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    Yah you may want to check his Navy Seal Claims.. The World record in the mile for 40 year olds is 3:58.8 and for 35 year olds it is 3:51.4. So unless this guy is one of the top runners in the world at his age group, most likely he is FOS
     
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    I trust he meant he did it at some point during his Navy Seal years. However, he is still pretty fast for his age.
     
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    I would be surprised if he did it even back then . Sub 4 minute miles are world class times even in your 20s. SEALs are in great shape but they don 't train to run mile races. Have you seen decathalon athletes try to run the 1500m in the Olympics? They are the supposedly greatest overall athletes in the world but none of them would even come close breaking 4 minute mile or even a 4:30 mile for that matter. I am not saying it is impossible, but I am usually pretty skeptical when people throw out incredible claims.
     
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    I think that talk about average people being able to run 10 minute miles when over 2/3rds of the adult population is overweight or obese is optimistic. Activity levels are also pretty low in general so that even those that don't have weight issues may not even be able to run a mile without some training.
     
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    I've never done a mile in under 8 minutes. Used to wait 286 though but even now at 220 +/- a few lbs running (except running as a part of another sport) just ain't for me, too painful.
     
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    I am with you, brother. :)
     
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    Who are these ? John Walker ? Eamonn Coghlan ?

    I remember JW with his long flowing hair, iirc did many sub 4 miles, once they had to even create a few events so he could do one more. i think he was trying to do one a week, or a certain number a year.
     
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    You do know your running AND/OR drinking!:)
     
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    I hope to do better than 3:51 (not 3:58 ) at age 40!;)
     
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  36. Andyroddickfan

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    What's your 5k time? Should be easily under 15 minutes. Which is like 97th percentile in world I'm assuming.
     
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    A lot of stuff can happen in your 30s to slow you down.
     
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    Never did a true (timed) 5k or 10k ''only'' run (as far as I can remember). Though we (me and my mates) used to do 10-mile runs every Wednesdays and have food and beverage (beer) afterwards in our college years. We set a time limit of 90 minutes or go home w/o food or beverage. Don't think anyone ever failed to finish in time. After getting a job I only had time to run 2-milers every morning (Mon-Fri) and I see to it that I finished in less than 10 minutes--less than 9 minutes on Fridays.
     
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    How much less than 9 minutes?

    I was wondering how you could do sub 10-min 2-mile runs EVERYDAY. But if you can lower that time by 1 minute, then its clear these 2-mile runs are "easy" for you, meaning, they are run at a pace which allows you to easily recover and do it again tomorrow.

    I could never do back-to-back(to-back.........) "track" days when I was running. I had to mix in "easy" pace days.

    Hat's off to you. This type of pace and consistency is no easy thing. You must be in VERY GOOD shape.
     
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    140mph first serve shape...Hobby joggers don't brag about 90 minute 10 milers and then instantly turn into 9 minute 2 milers...sorry
     
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    I did also say I/we ran 10-milers every Wednesdays in my college years. Normally, I'd start with 5:25 on the first mile and just beat the clock on the second mile. I don't do repetitions, just one single 2-mile run on the track (actually 3,300 metres; 8 plus 100 metre, always in lane 5).

    Now, I don't really care for the 5k or the 10k, heck I'm dreaming about running the marathon one day but that's just in my dreams because in the meantime I won't sacrifice speed for endurance (marathon-kind of endurance).

    How much less than 9 minutes? Just enough to beat the clock (2-3 seconds).
     
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    Right, I mean your training plan today. That is just downright impressive to keep up that kind of consistency with that pace. It shows a very high level of fitness. Because if 10-min 2-milers weren't easy for you, there is no way you could do it day after day.

    I ran one marathon about 20 years ago. I wanted to run ~6:10 pace. Was fine for the first 18 miles or so. Then I crashed an burned. Ended up with a 3:12. I really should have at least ensured a sub-3, but that just seemed so darn easy at that time, I didn't think much of it. Now I couldn't run a sub-3 marathon in my dreams.
     
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    I dreamed of the sub-3 marathon on my first attempt--in my dreams. 10-miles was the most I've ever run and that was our fraternity rule back in the day.

    3:12 is not bad, perhaps I can run-walk and finish just under 5:00 hours and that wouldn't be fun for me.

    I'm sure Sentinel does it a lot faster in his younger years!
     
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    M'god, I wish I were in close to your shape...
    CityCollege of SF, back in '68, I had CC class. Loop was 6 miles dead even, class was one hour. We took a shower after the run, then proceeded at least 1/2 mile to the nearest academic building, and needed some time to get to a academic building TO the gym.
    I was mostly a few minutes late for the following class..
     
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    I am sure you're able to do 7 minute-mile uphill even with a 60 pound backpack in your army years with drill sergeant breathing down your neck?
     
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    Sure, but after that march, we'd be toast for 2 days.
    During that march, we'd get a 20% drop out rate, guys getting transferred back to regular infantry.
    Usually after a forced march, for at least 2 days, it was school or training or KP duty, not another long forced march.
    Don't remember doing back to back long march's with any weight in the packs.
     
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    BLINK BLINK !!!

    okay, 10 miles in 90 is easy, its a 9 min per mile pace, right.

    But 9 min for 2 miles including warmup? This means your first mile has to be under 5 mins for your second to be above 4 mins. I seriously think your distance measurements are off.

    The only other explanation is that you are African ???

    Anyway, even if you have done a warmup and strides, and are in light shoes or spikes, doing two miles in 4:30 each is really really fit.

    That's approx 8:25 for the 3000m which is really good. And one more mile at that pace and you'd do the 5000m in 14:05.

    This, with only a 10 min training every morning. Man, you *are* African !!!
     
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    Wow. You should have done one or two more.

    After reading about this Indian guy who is running marathons at 100 years !!! I am resolving that if i am alive 50 years from now, i will certainly run one and try to break his records, haha.

    Today, i just about am doing 30-35 mins easy, i run every other day, and alternate runs are easy 15 or 20 mins. I am trying to keep very much within limits and no pushing myself. I'll slowly increase it by a few minutes every month if i feel good. Otherwise i will just stay at 30-35.

    Now my aim is to just keep running for life, and not trying to reach one hour or whatever, as soon as possible.
     
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    No warmups! I just go. 8:57 - 8:58 on my last run for end of week. Like I said about 5:25 on the first mile (the 1st 4 days and the 5th day is where I really crank it!) and just beat the clock on my 2nd mile--you've done it I'm sure in your peak years (I mean running 5 minute-miles).

    Why do I have to be African (can't speak or understand Afrikaans either for that matter)? Like the cliche ''White Man Can't Jump''? I hope you don't confuse the timelines from when I run 10-milers (3 years ago) and our group finishes in 90 minutes or less--I didn't say I finished in 90 minutes--our college frat runs pretty decent!

    And this is not overnight. Man, we are not talking about Seb Coe, Bernard Lagat, Said Aouita, Daniel Komen, Steve Cram, Noureddine Morceli & Hicham El Guerrouj--KIND OF--time here!
     
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    Why am i so confused ?
    If you run 5:25 for the first mile, and you do 2 miles in 8:58 then the second mile was in .... 3: 33 ????? Where am i going wrong, bro ????

    Pls help me with the math. (I have run 5 minute miles but those were intervals with a 90 second jog in between, and after a warmup. And this was when i was doing 85 miles per week.)
     

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