What is your mile time?

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  1. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    How bout two marathons each day?
     
  2. sovertennis

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    Same here. When I was in my mid-late 30's, and training hard, I could go sub 5 min in summer track meets. Now (about 20 years later) getting below 6 min would really, really, hurt. Sub 7 would just hurt.
     
  3. Vcore89

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    Mon-Thu 5:25 on the first mile, beat the clock on the second mile.
    Fri 4:35 on the first mile, beat the clock on the second mile.
     
  4. sobzJM

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    Classic hobby jogger troll...

    So you are negative splitting by almost a full minute M-Th to "beat the clock" and break 10 minutes. Then you come out and run even 4:30s to break 9 minutes on Friday

    ...just because you can
     
  5. r2473

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    Marathon is an unhealthy distance IMO. I've never understood the fascination with it. I ran this one as an exchange student in Frankfurt. I literally decided to run the marathon 5 days before the event, but I had been over distance training for5K distances, so I was ready......just not for the pace I chose.

    I was running 40 minutes 5-6 days over the winter at 8 min miles, sometimes I'd dip down to a 7:30 pace. I play a lot of tennis in the summer, so I run 1-2 days a week now, which works pretty well. Running is still the "super sport" for me. So much more effective than tennis.
     
  6. Sentinel

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    Maybe its like Mt Everest ? Or putting yourself through the ultimate test. Pushing yourself past your normal "limits".

    Yes, the 6:10 pace you mentioned earlier did seem a little aggressive, assuming you were not a serious, committed marathoner on high mileage. I tried to do some conversions to the metric system and it seems a 6:10 would get you to around 2:30 or so. Maybe faster.
    (My 21 milers used to be at 4 mins/km which I think is about a 6:30 pace which would result in roughly a 2:40 marathon.)
     
  7. Sentinel

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    How about that thing called the Iron Man Triathlon :shock:
     
  8. r2473

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    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/4_1/96.shtml

    A little better than 2:42. My goal time was 2:45.

    You were at about 2:50 marathon pace
     
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  9. Sentinel

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    I am not sure of the mile pace. It was 21 miles (34 kms) in 2 hours. I remember back then doing the calculation. That leaves me with 8 kms which at that pace is 32 mins. Plus the 200 meters. I don;t know whether I should adjust for "hitting the wall", or assume I might go faster with competition.

    So i figured that was a 2:36 to 2:40 pace. (The route was measured by car, so i am also willing to add a few mins for any deviation).
     
  10. Vcore89

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    I am glad I finally read the whole thread.

    The highlighted (for) marathon run times, I know I'm gonna puke before even finishing it! Maybe aiming for a 5:00 marathon time is prudent for me--not kidding, I mean the dream of doing it in 3:00 at first attempt just seem oh-so-hard now even just by thinking about it. So I should never try it.:oops: Salute to all of you who's done it at least once.:cool:
     
  11. Sumo

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    All but the marathon were done on the same day.....and he did the marathon 3 days later. Just awesome!
     
  12. Vcore89

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    Salute to Dean Karnazes, 50 marathons in 50 consecutive days!:cool: I mean I am still plotting for my first ever marathon.:oops:
     
  13. Blitzball

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    My best was 5:58, and my lat one I ran was 6:20. I just hate running long distance though. Yes, I consider a mile long-distance.
     
  14. Vcore89

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    Yep, long distance running is inefficient. A waste of time and a perfect source for repetitive stress injuries, to put it mildly.
     
  15. movdqa

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    I don't know about the waste of time part. I have two financial podcasts to get through (an hour each) and a nice run would chew up at least one of them. This looks like it will be a 45 mile week for me.

    It definitely pays dividends on the tennis court. Is it the most efficient approach? Probably not. But it certainly doesn't seem to hurt.
     
  16. Vcore89

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    I do exactly 10 miles a week nowadays, well for nearly 3 years now after uni. 2-miles a day with no warmups. I drive to the track and everything from waking up in the morning and getting ready is warmup enough. Efficiency rather than redundancy.
     
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    I made $35K trading last week.

    It's nice listening to my podcasts.
     
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    Good for you. Well done, you're gonna need all those runs to stay sharp!

    But as my sig reads, time is your friend; impulse is your enemy.
     
  19. movdqa

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    It looks like you're several decades younger than I am - believe me, I know a little something about time. And patience.
     
  20. Vcore89

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    Of course and evidently you know what you are doing.

    Meantime, we are really following the running thread here, aren't we?
     

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