I started this almost 2 months ago barely able to walk a mile at all. I've improved to a 15 min. walk/jog and still improving. Most important, I can tell the difference in that I'm able to increase the incline on my treadmill and speed level more often.
Bows down to you, Jalapeno. You are amazing! And I love the name. I can't walk a mile in 15 minutes it's more of a jogging pace for me. I don't know if it's because I'm only 4'10" and have short legs but I always feel like everyone leaves me in the dust. I would love to get into running races, it's something I've never done. I just don't know if I can keep up with the "normal" height people.
Edited by: KATEE2825 at: 2/28/2008 (18:11)
Fitness Minutes: (7,897)
262 2/28/08 6:01 P
I walk a 10 minute mile.
Fitness Minutes: (136,861)
2/28/08 5:43 P
Generally, I walk a mile in 15 minutes or slightly faster. When I am running a long run, my pace is somewhere around 9 minutes or just over that for a mile. When in good shape and training for something, I run a 7:30 to 8 minute mile.
I really want to do a 15 minute mile. This morning I hit .95 mile in 15 minutes. I'm almost there. I think I can burn more calories at a slower pace and higher incline. I'd like do a 5K in the summer so maybe I should be working on the jogging.
Fitness Minutes: (8,655)
2/27/08 7:39 P
I walk at about 15 min/mile on avg and I'm starting to pick up speed.
When I ran a 5K race 2 years ago I had a 9:40 min/mile on flat road and an 11 min/mile on treadmill. I have a 5K on Saturday so I will see if there is a change, but my treadmill work has been 11:30min/mile. I will never be a speed demon but one day I would like to run a 5K 25 minutes . . . well, maybe 28.
Fitness Minutes: (75,848)
2/27/08 6:04 P
I always do 3 or 4 miles at 4.0 which is a 15 minute mile. When I jog I only go up to 4.5 since jogging is my new thing so that's only a 13.33 minute mile. Once I get the distance I'm looking for down then I'll work on increasing the speed.
Fitness Minutes: (64,118)
239 2/27/08 5:17 P
I think under 10 is a great goal! My best mile time ever was 9:30 in high school, and that was after a semester of jogging/walking 45 minutes a day. That's the kind of shape I'd like to get back into.
I wasn't on an incline for the 15:14 on an incline, that's different, would probably take me over 20. lol I'll work on getting it under 10 with no incline and then maybe work on running with an incline.
lol! I still probably couldn't do better than 15 at this point.
Fitness Minutes: (64,118)
239 2/27/08 5:14 P
I haven't gone for speed in a while; I switched to walking on an incline on the treadmill when my knees and hips started hurting. I think I may have lost enough weight now to start jogging, though, so maybe I'll have an update once I get some nice new shoes.
Walking on a 10% incline today, I finished my first mile at 17:30 or so.
I was getting kind of bored with my daily cardio. Today I decided to see how fast I could do a mile. I did it in 15:14 which I know isn't very good. lol But, now I want to see how far I can get that down to. It's like a new challenge for me and has me looking forward to my daily cardio again. :)
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