How fast can you run a mile?

  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Aug 07, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    I ran a mile today on the treadmill in 7 minutes and 6 seconds.
    Im a slow poke.
    What about you all?
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    Aug 07, 2009 4:29 AM GMT
    A few years ago I ran 3 miles in 20 minutes. Haven't timed myself for a while.
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    Aug 07, 2009 5:19 AM GMT
    Last time I timed myself.. 1.5 miles in 11min 13sec.

    And that was actual running, not on a treadmill.
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Aug 07, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    xrichx saidLast time I timed myself.. 1.5 miles in 11min 13sec.

    And that was actual running, not on a treadmill.


    Yeah, you know treadmill running is fake.
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    Aug 07, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    Cardio is banned for me.because I drop weight very easily since my metabolism is extremely fast. icon_sad.gif

  • FitguyKool

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    Aug 07, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
    InsatiableBloom saidI ran a mile today on the treadmill in 7 minutes and 6 seconds.
    Im a slow poke.
    What about you all?




    7 minutes wow! I currently run a 8 minute and 33 second mile (outside) and I'm working on increasing my speed. I've only really started running this past year. Do you every run any of the races here in Nash? I'm running the East Nashville Tomato 5k tomorrow.
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    Aug 07, 2009 1:44 PM GMT
    my best time ever was a mile and a half in 9.45 mins. but now i just run for distance. hurts my knees.
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    Aug 07, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    usually around 7 minutes.

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:02 PM GMT
    I don't know what my one mile pace in a mile run but in a marathon I paced a 9 minute mile. Was hoping for better but next time.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:04 PM GMT
    hector2009 saidI don't know what my one mile pace in a mile run but in a marathon I paced a 9 minute mile. Was hoping for better but next time.
    Yeah for a workout, 9:30 is about what I'm at.
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    Aug 07, 2009 2:07 PM GMT
    Do you at pace, at race pace, or in a sprint that's just one mile? As those would be 3 different numbers for most people, and especially for regular or training runners.
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    RunintheCity saidDo you at pace, at race pace, or in a sprint that's just one mile? As those would be 3 different numbers for most people, and especially for regular or training runners.
    Yeah that's a good point. My current usual workout is based upon a six-mile jog.
  • jrs1

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:20 PM GMT

    three to four days ...
  • Marshi

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:31 PM GMT
    jrs10k6 said
    three to four days ...


    I can do it in less than two days! icon_biggrin.gif

    Unless... I'm actually required to run icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 07, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    i prefer to walk on an incline, or jog for a few miles. but running 1 i can do 6 ot 7, thats about average.

    but not fuckin today! because the back of my thighs are sore, fml

    to the gym!
  • ChilaxinJOCK0...

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    Aug 07, 2009 2:38 PM GMT
    when i was in 8th grade i did in like 6 minutes in my PE class. Now my big ass cant break 7 and half min, what happened to me!?! LOL
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    Aug 07, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    RunintheCity saidDo you at pace, at race pace, or in a sprint that's just one mile? As those would be 3 different numbers for most people, and especially for regular or training runners.
    Yeah that's a good point. My current usual workout is based upon a six-mile jog.


    Exactly. My 'daily' runs are hovering around 5-6 lately, with weekends being longer. So I've not been going FULL OUT for a mile in a while. That said, my pace for those 5-6 mile runs is usually 7:30/mile. Closer to 8:00 on the longer runs just because it's NOT a race and there's no good reason to overexert.

    When I just go out with little time to run a 5K I can usually run it in about 21-23 minutes.
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Aug 08, 2009 12:06 AM GMT
    Let me be a little more specific: How fast does it take you to sprint a mile? How fast do you get your first mile done in a race?
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    Aug 08, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    my senior year of college I ran around 5:45 when our team had it's fitness testing. I'd probably puke if I ran a mile that fast today, though I think I could still keep it under 7 minutes.

    I had a lot of success getting better at mile runs by doing 1/4 of 1/2 mile intervals.
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    Aug 08, 2009 12:31 AM GMT
    It would probably take me like 15 minutes and half of the time I would be on a scooter.
  • 1974Warrior

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    Aug 08, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    Depends if im being chased by some lunatic..
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    Aug 08, 2009 12:37 AM GMT
    around 5 - 6 minutes
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    Aug 08, 2009 12:41 AM GMT
    Librarian saidaround 5 - 6 minutes


    Not bad!

    Don't ever ask a former competitive runner what his best times are or you might get a response like this:

    In high school I ran a 4:30 mile and won the state meet for private schools. Unfortunately we did not compete against the public schools in track but we did in cross country. I won all of my meets but some of the guys at the public schools that I had beaten in cross-country ran a 4:15 mile. My best 5k in HS was 15:15 and I was the third fastest in the county. In college we had no track team but I ran cross country. My best 10K was 32:30 (which equates to a 5:15 mile pace) and I was the conference champ. Back then I would jog 10 miles in around an hour. After college I switch to swimming. I did a short triathlon at 29. (1/2 mile swim followed by 16 mi bike, and then a 5 mile run). I ran the 5 miles at the end in 30 minutes and placed 15th among the men and 16th overall all among 500 participants. Now that I am done bragging the truth is I was a solid division II runner but would have struggled to keep pace with a division I school. Those guys can crack 30 minutes on a 10K and 4 minutes on a mile.

    I have no idea how I would do now and have no interest to find out. My days of testing my speed and endurance are done. I like sports that scare me now. All the adrenaline makes me forget how old I am.
  • arielanatole

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    Aug 08, 2009 12:53 AM GMT
    Just timed myself 5:50 on the first mile of 8. 6:14 on mile 4. 7:26 on mile 8. I was outside don't do treadmills can't stand running in place.
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    Aug 08, 2009 2:43 AM GMT
    One of my better performances was running 4 miles in 26 minutes (6:30 a mile), but in full Army field uniform, boots, and web gear. It was a totally new requirement that came out when I was 29, an Army Captain then and a Company Commander.

    My soldiers were grumbling about it the weeks before the test, which all of us had to take. So as an incentive I bet them that if I didn't finish at 26 minutes, which was the "MAX" time for 100 points for my age group (somewhat slower just to pass), I would buy every one of them a drink at the enlisted club.

    As the test day approached, my First Sergeant told me there were rumors going around that I was really a serious runner on the side or something, and that my challenge was bogus. So I decided I had to come up with something to handicap myself in their eyes.

    The morning of the 4-mile run I addressed the assembled company from the steps of my Orderly Room: "I've heard some rumors that question whether my bet to you is legitimate, because I've been a professional runner or something. I never have, but just to show you my good faith, here's a brand-new pair of issue combat boots."

    I held up the new, unlaced boots from the Quartermaster clothing store I had bought 2 days earlier. Any soldier would recognize them as never worn before. I sat down on the steps, removed my jump boots, and put on the new boots, lacing them up for the first time. I heard groans, as my soldiers knew how stiff new leather boots were back then, how long it took to break them in just for ordinary walking.

    The test was administered, and I made my bet. In fact, I was 7th across the finish line in the whole company of nearly 200. All of them younger than me and none of them officers or sergeants, though some of them were younger than me, too. Gawd, I used to do some crazy stunts back then, prolly why I'm a burnt-out wreck now.