How fast can you run a mile?

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    So I have decided to get into shape running wise....as I hadn't ran for like a year now

    2 days ago I ran a 8:13 mile
    Yesterday I ran a 7:58 mile
    Today I ran a 7:30 mile

    I haven't hit my threshold yet obviously as I just set the machine to so many mph and just do a mile


    Just got me curious as to what mile times you all run
     
  2. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Scratch that, found my old running logs. When I first started I could do a mile in 9 minutes but it dropped down to 8:15, couldn't get much lower so I stopped and went back to walking!
     
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    I'm more of a sprinter than a distance runner, typically running no more than 400 metres. When it comes to running a distance like a mile, I'm really not sure about pacing, so a lot of the time I under-perform by over or under pacing myself in the first half mile. IIRC I come in at about 7:30-8:00, but like you I never really hit my threshold. My times for 5k and 10k are also pretty bad, but over a short distance I'm almost never outrun :3
     
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    I typically jog for 35 minutes anywhere from 5 to 6 mph, though I have no idea how fast I could lay down a mile. Probably not that fast (maybe 9 min).
     
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    Last time I was measured was in 8th grade - it was something like 14 minutes. :eek:
     
  9. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    He did say run you know :D
     
  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I can run a mile in about 35 minutes. That is if I don't stop for coffee.

    ok, joking.
     
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    That's cause the men chasing you have badges and carry firearms and always loose you when you turn into Spiderman... er... Captain America.;)

    I don't run, but put wheels on my feet and I almost always win.:cool: or hurt myself trying.
     
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    Well, I ran for the first half mile. :p

    But really, I'm an incredibly uncoordinated and clumsy person. I trip over nothing walking down a hallway several times a day. Running, let's not even go there. :eek:
     
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    <3

    It's good to have you back.
     
  17. BBC B 32k macrumors 6502

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    bloody fast if she is pig ugly ...
    used to be about 8 mins in my youth, ah those were the days. can still reach the bar quick smart at last bell though :D
     
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    Back when I was in HS I ran it in 5:45. I was a soccer player and in excellent shape. But that was 17 years ago.:eek: Now, I'd frickin' keel over after the first lap. Sucks that once you get in shape, you actually have to exercise to stay that way.;)
     
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    You had little legs back then. I could walk a 12-minute mile in high school.

    Never was a runner. I prefer to be the tortoise. Although I could do a nasty Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch impression, that might leave you clutching your chest if you tried to tackle me.
     
  20. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It has been years since I timed myself, but that came out to be 6:26 or 6:27 I think. I'd imagine that I could probably pull off something relatively close now, probably under 6:40.
     
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    well i ran xc and track in high school and college. the mile was not my main event, but here are my times:

    1600 (4 laps around track - in high school) - 4:36 (so 4:38 for full mile)
    1500 meters (in college) - 4:15 (so 4:32 for 1600, 4:34 for full mile)
    full mile indoors (in college) - 4:37 (200 meter track)
     
  22. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    In my prime, I could do about 6:45.

    Now I do about 8:45
     
  23. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    thats really good

    i was watching without limits (about prefontaine) and to maintain a 4min mile for 3 miles is insane lol

    my goal is to get to 6min
     
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    I can probably do it in less than 7 minutes. Actually, I could probably do a bit faster. I'm just using my typical jogging rate from a 10 km run. If I was running 1.6 km, I'd go a bit faster. ;) I'd do even better on a running machine. Those things aren't accurate for me at all. They're OK for training, but not for keeping times.

    Saying that, I was always a sprinter. 100 and 200 metre only. Right now, I probably couldn't even do the 200 m. :eek: 100 metres would be my limit.
     
  25. Acorn macrumors 68020

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    last time I ran the mile I didnt do it correctly and pace myself. I ended up sprinting the first lap running out of steam then walking most of it. if I did it again it would be far far better
     

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