Re: What's a good mile time

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Donovan Rebbechi, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. On 2004-07-13, Borris <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > What do you think would be good a mile time (time it would take to jog a
    > mile), for an adult male with no particular genetic giftedness in jogging?
    > At what point does he have something that he can be proud of that other
    > runners might not scoff at?


    Train and you'll get better. Not everyone can be Roger Bannister, but if you
    walk the walk, no-one will scoff at you.

    But instead of running time trials in obscurity, it may be more fun and more
    encouraging to enter a short (5k) road race. You may be able to find a track
    meet, but even when you can find such a thing, they attract very fast runners,
    which can be a bit discouraging for a beginner (nearly all of the competitors
    are very fast by road race standards)

    If you have a reasonable level of fitness, at a 5k race, you will probably be
    one of the many runners who finishes somewhere in the middle of the bunch.
    A pace of 7:00-9:30 per mile would put you somewhere in the middle. Under 7:00
    and you're closer to the front, under 6:00 and you're probably in the top 50,
    under 5:00 and you may win. Most of the runners in typical road races are not
    very gifted in running.

    Cheers,
    --
    Donovan Rebbechi
    http://pegasus.rutgers.edu/~elflord/
     
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  2. bj

    bj Guest

    Some clubs have track meets or track races that attract all speeds,
    including some really slow &/or really older runners.
    bj

    "Donovan Rebbechi" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > But instead of running time trials in obscurity, it may be more fun and

    more
    > encouraging to enter a short (5k) road race. You may be able to find a

    track
    > meet, but even when you can find such a thing, they attract very fast

    runners,
    > which can be a bit discouraging for a beginner (nearly all of the

    competitors
    > are very fast by road race standards)
    >
     
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