Fitness Minutes: (112,042)
46,222 5/30/08 9:40 P
My fastest mile was last Saturday during a speed drill...came in at 7:53 but when I race my 5K pace comes in around an 8:45 and my 10K pace 8:54...like the previous poster mentioned you really shouldn't compare yourself to anyone but you. There are so many factors that allow you to run a particular distance on a particular day.
I jog a couple times a week at about a 10 min/mile pace. But in my last 5k it said my pace was 8:53 min!! I shaved 2 minutes off my last race time! :)
Fitness Minutes: (9,402)
2,613 5/30/08 4:34 P
At 5'1", my stride is really short, which I'm finding really disappointing as I've started racing competitively! Right now I'm at about a 14 minute mile, but I'm doing a walk/jog combo. I'm hoping to get to a 13 minute mile before my half marathon in March!
Wow, I feel like a wus knowing that most everyone can walk a mile in 10-15 mins. My walks consist of me pushing 60 lbs worth of toddlers in a double stroller through our neighborhood which has quite a few hills and it takes about 20 mins. I'm sure if I didn't have to push them that I could probably do it in 13-15 minutes.
wow, that's awesome. I started 3 months ago and could barely run for more than 3 minutes. Now I am up to 1/2 hour. I can only run the first mile in 13.2 minutes. I thought that was pretty good till I started checking into where it should be. I will get there eventually.
I started running a couple weeks ago and have shaved about 3:30 off my time. I do a combination of running/walking 3.5 miles in about 30 minutes, but haven't timed a single mile by itself.
Edited by: NDAKBLUE at: 4/9/2008 (12:29)
Fitness Minutes: (23,752)
1,478 4/9/08 9:21 A
GOOD_THOUGHTS, you were the first to point out your different times according to if you're outside or on the treadmill. My times differ too, however its the opposite effect of yours. Outside, I walk 3 miles in 36 mins. On the treadmill, I walk almost 3 miles in 40 mins. I have inclines both ways, although I'm certain the incline of 8 on the treadmill is higher than the incline of my outdoor route. I know I'm also walking faster (or maybe not) on the treadmill as I'm walking at least 3.8mph. I'm going to have to do a full 40 mins at my new speed of 4.2 (still with incline of 8) & see how many miles it ends up being.
**I forgot, I also jog for 5 mins @ 4.5mph while on the treadmill as well. I know my outdoor route is measured accurately because every 1/5 of a mile is marked.**
Edited by: THEALEXIS at: 4/9/2008 (09:22)
Fitness Minutes: (23,752)
1,478 4/9/08 9:14 A
Last weekend I realized I walked 3 miles in 36 mins. That means I've shaved 1 min off per mile. Yay!
If I really push it I can run a 9min mile. I rarely do this because I can run 2 or 3 10 minute miles, and I'd rather go for the longer runs. I can walk 15min mile at the fastest - that's really pushing it though, my legs are too short!
Fitness Minutes: (23,752)
1,478 3/26/08 12:41 P
The 13 min mile is outside. I try to jog 1/5 of a mile twice during my standard 3 miles. I've only gone to the track twice (last weekend). The second day I tried to run 1/5 of a mile, I was a lot closer than the first day. I slowed my pace and tried to concentrate on something else. :-)
On a treadmill I can walk 3 miles in about 40 mins with an incline of 7. I am trying to get my time better!
Fitness Minutes: (5,019)
663 3/25/08 12:31 P
AMAYARAIN - great attitude! Yes, it's one's own progress and one's own heart rate that matters. Some people are fit and get NO benefit from going at a 20 minute mile pace, even if they're passing us up. Cool to hear that you're getting to see quick improvement in your speed!
I started walking last Sunday after a pretty sedentary period. Sunday I was walking a 30 minute mile. By the mid-week it was about 27, and now I'm at 24. It drives me nuts that people just "strolling" around the neighborhood seem to go as fast or faster than me, but you know, I'm improving, I'm going 2.5 miles just about every day, and my heart rate is up - which is what counts!
I have to be careful to avoid puddles, ice, etc. when I walk, so I walk a bit slower. Plus there are a couple hills around here. If I were on a treadmill or at a track, I would probably walk faster. But for now I go at about a 15 minute mile pace at my fastest.
Today I walked to and from my Curves workout - a bit over 1.5 miles, 27 minutes there, 28 minutes back. That worked out to about 18-18.5 minutes a mile, BUT I was carrying my gym bag which was probably about 8-10 lbs AND I had to wait for traffic to clear to cross a couple streets. ;)
I don't run very fast, but I'm terribly impressed with myself :-) because when I started running regularly, a year or so ago, I could barely make it a mile. Now I do 3.5 miles and I run about an 8:30 minute mile. I'm very happy with my progress. Next step is to start running some 5Ks.
For my usual workouts, I run an 8:30 mile. For a half marathon, I'm usually around 8:05. I ran a 5 mile race recently with a 7:21 pace.
The most important thing though is not to compare yourself with others but to measure your progress against yourself!
Fitness Minutes: (25,937)
1,362 3/24/08 3:43 P
Depends. My best, which was within the last couple of weeks, was 9:30 (6.5 mph), and I think I did that for 1 1/2 miles. What I was more proud of was that I did 4 miles in 41:45 last Monday. I've come a long way in 10 weeks.
If I only have one, it's around 8:30--if I have more, I'm slower :)
Fitness Minutes: (32,359)
1,132 3/24/08 2:22 P
How fast I run/walk a mile usually depends on how many I have to do! If I am only running one mile the best that I have done is 7:45. If I have several miles to do - like a 5K (3.1 miles) the best I've done is 8:08.
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