View Full Version : How Long does it Take you to Run a Mile?


Cellar_Door
01-05-09, 02:15 PM
I'm getting back into my exercise regime now Christmas is over. I just wanted to know how long it takes you run a mile, so I have some kind of average to try and beat.

At the moment, I'm between 6-7 minutes.

MacGyver1968
01-05-09, 02:42 PM
About 2 weeks...depending on how many bars there are in the mile, and how many stops I have to make for smokes.

I only run if chased. :)

cosmictraveler
01-05-09, 02:59 PM
How Long does it Take you to Run a Mile?


Why?

Fact is that walking briskly is better on your body than running is. ;)

Cellar_Door
01-06-09, 01:40 PM
Fact is that walking briskly is better on your body than running is.

Not if you stretch beforehand and wear proper trainers. Besides, fact of the matter is, walking isn't vigorous enough to really get your heart going.

cosmictraveler
01-06-09, 01:52 PM
Not if you stretch beforehand and wear proper trainers. Besides, fact of the matter is, walking isn't vigorous enough to really get your heart going.



Running and walking are both fantastic exercises and both are going to be great for our health," says Dr Lynch.

But which is better?

So first up, the test has shown that we all need to find our own exercise level, but what else has it told us about running versus walking?

Lets start with weight loss:

That boils down to who burns more calories. "The food we eat is energy in and how we exercise, how we burn energy, is energy out, so the balance between energy in and energy out is whether we increase or decrease weight," explains Dr Lynch. By running, Brooke was burning energy at twice the rate of Andrew walking 10 calories a minute to his five.

So in terms of weight loss, running wins hands down. In general, you have to walk nearly an hour, to get a similar weight-loss benefit to a half hour run.




Walker or runner, you'll get most benefit if you aim for thirty to sixty minutes a day. It doesn't have to be all at once three or four fifteen minute blocks through the day is just as good.

Now there's one last area in this argument, where walking has the clear edge: injury.

"There's going to be much less injury associated with a low impact exercise such as walking, and that's why we can advocate walking for a lot of people, especially if they're overweight or have a cardiovascular condition, they're still going to get a lot of benefits from a brisk walk," says Dr Lynch.

The impact of running on your joints can be more than three times your body weight, every step is triple the impact of walking. You have to train your body to get used to the jarring. Ultimately that's the message, for walking or running find your level, then build up slowly and the benefits will come, in weight loss and general health.


http://health.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=148126

Orleander
01-06-09, 01:53 PM
Weight Loss for Men

A guy calls a company and orders their 5-day, 10 lb. weight loss program.

The next day, there's a knock on the door and there stands before him a voluptuous, athletic, 19 year old babe dressed in nothing but a pair of Nike running shoes and a sign around her neck. She introduces herself as a representative of the weight loss company. The sign reads, "If you can catch me, you can have me."

Without a second thought, he takes off after her. A few miles later huffing and puffing, he finally gives up. The same girl shows up for the next four days and the same thing happens. On the fifth day, he weighs himself and is delighted to find he has lost 10 lbs. as promised.

He calls the company and orders their 5-day/20 pound program. The next day there's a knock at the door and there stands the most stunning, beautiful, sexy woman he has ever seen in his life. She is wearing nothing but Reebok running shoes and a sign around her neck that reads, "If you catch me you can have me". Well, he's out the door after her like a shot. This girl is in excellent shape and he does his best, but no such luck. So for the next four days, the same routine happens with him gradually getting in better and better shape.

Much to his delight on the fifth day when he weighs himself, he discovers that he has lost another 20 lbs. as promised. He decides to go for broke and calls the company to order the 7-day/50 pound program

"Are you sure?" asks the representative on the phone. "This is our most rigorous program."

"Absolutely," he replies, "I haven't felt this good in years."

The next day there's a knock at the door; and when he opens it he finds a huge muscular guy standing there wearing nothing but pink running shoes and a sign around his neck that reads, "If I catch you, your ass is mine."

He lost 63 pounds that week.

cosmictraveler
01-06-09, 02:02 PM
:bravo::D

MacGyver1968
01-06-09, 02:11 PM
Nice one O...I'm stealing that one. :)

got~fries?
04-23-09, 12:47 AM
I haven't exercise for about 10 years now, so I started out walking/jogging 1 mile everyday and my time for 1 mile is currently at 15 minutes.

Absane
04-23-09, 01:26 AM
I'm getting back into my exercise regime now Christmas is over. I just wanted to know how long it takes you run a mile, so I have some kind of average to try and beat.

At the moment, I'm between 6-7 minutes.

Completely out of shape, I can run a mile in 6:30.

draqon
04-23-09, 01:42 AM
haha that was amazing Orleander =) funny

draqon
04-23-09, 01:43 AM
back when I was a kid I used to do 1 mile in 3 minutes, now I dont time myself.

Absane
04-23-09, 02:09 AM
back when I was a kid I used to do 1 mile in 3 minutes, now I dont time myself.

Then you should have been in the Olympics. You would have set a world record.

draqon
04-23-09, 02:12 AM
Then you should have been in the Olympics. You would have set a world record.

:o seriously I was an extremely fast runner.

actually I just realized it was 1 km, not 1 mile. Its Europeans measuring system.

CutsieMarie89
04-23-09, 02:13 AM
forever. I haven't actually ran a mile with out stopping since like 5th grade. I walk it in about 10 mins though. Long distance running and me are not friends.

draqon
04-23-09, 02:15 AM
I used to go on track as soon as dusk came and all the runners were gone, and than I would imagine myself as a razorblade cutting through air, I ran with wish to be free, I ran from loneleness in me. My shoes smelled of burnt rubber after few minutes.

After I finished running the track I collapsed on the field on my knees and cried. I cried with noone around to see me. I cried because I was alone and my parents left me. I cried because noone accepted me in society. I cried and cried until there were no more tears left and than I ran again, empty inside.

Running for me was a spiritual event, a prayer in a way, to God to accept my sacrifice and pain of everything that happened so early in my life. I wanted to melt everything with my rage, but my rage turned into despair, and despair into sadness, until I was empty of emotions.

Captain Kremmen
04-23-09, 06:27 AM
My shoes smelled of burnt rubber after few minutes.



You used to smell your shoes while running? Did you take them off or hop?

Oli
04-23-09, 08:09 AM
I haven't exercise for about 10 years now, so I started out walking/jogging 1 mile everyday
I tried that: now I'm 85 miles from home and I left my wallet behind.

Enmos
04-23-09, 08:12 AM
back when I was a kid I used to do 1 KM in 3 minutes, now I dont time myself.

I don't believe that. How old were you ?

Oli
04-23-09, 08:16 AM
What's so unbelievable about 1 km in 3 minutes?
At school I used to run the mile in slightly over 5 minutes (and never finished first).
1 mile ~ 1.6 km.
(1.6/5)*3 = .96 km.

Enmos
04-23-09, 08:30 AM
What's so unbelievable about 1 km in 3 minutes?
At school I used to run the mile in slightly over 5 minutes (and never finished first).
1 mile ~ 1.6 km.
(1.6/5)*3 = .96 km.

Ok, it's not unbelievable, but it depends on his age at the time.
How old were you ?

Oli
04-23-09, 08:38 AM
Ok, it's not unbelievable, but it depends on his age at the time.
How old were you ?

14/ 15.
But I never liked running the mile.
It was too short a distance to get warmed up ;)

draqon
04-23-09, 09:58 AM
You used to smell your shoes while running? Did you take them off or hop?

no, I smelled them when I was running thats how hot it got.

draqon
04-23-09, 09:59 AM
Ok, it's not unbelievable, but it depends on his age at the time.
How old were you ?

I was 9 years old than (but I am very tall you know...)

Mr. Hamtastic
04-23-09, 10:19 AM
Best I ever did was in my army days, I averaged around 6 minutes. Now? Oh hell, probably 15 minutes, based on a fast walk. I smoke, so I'd probably have to sit down afterwards.

Sciencelovah
04-23-09, 10:35 AM
In my first year in Uni, we had sport class in which we had to take athletics exams including running exams. In this exam, we had to run 6 rounds around a football field (I guess in total it is around 2.5 km). We had to do it 3 times, my fastest time was 10 minutes, and my slowest time was about 16 minutes, so in average it was around 13 minutes per 2.5 km. So, it's about 5,2 min/km. However, normally I run very fast in the first few rounds, getting slow in the middle, and try to run as fast as possible on the last round till I am out of breath and lay down on the ground. :D

Roman
04-23-09, 10:49 AM
I think... 9 or 10 minutes on a treadmill? I'm down from 15 minutes a month ago. I'm shooting for 8:30 by the time school is out.

Enmos
04-23-09, 10:52 AM
14/ 15.
But I never liked running the mile.
It was too short a distance to get warmed up ;)
14 or 15 is perfectly believable.


I was 9 years old than (but I am very tall you know...)
This is not. I think you remember it wrong.

Absane
04-23-09, 11:10 AM
I was 9 years old than (but I am very tall you know...)

So you ran at a pace of minutes and 4:49.7 per mile? Considering that 1 km is about 62% of a mile I guess you might have ran a mile in 5:10 or so.

Still, at 9 years old that's unbelievable.

I can see you sprinting for a short distance like that, though. When I was about 10 or so a neighbor calculated that I sprinted a short distance at 15 mph. But, in no way could I run a mile in any respectable time.

draqon
04-23-09, 11:19 AM
This is not. I think you remember it wrong.

No I remember it perfectly correct. My legs were very long and strong, my body was light.

I used to ride everyday on a bike for tens of miles across the city (to dacha and back) My muscles were like stone. Also I wore this special black and orange sportsy uniform. I was also doing track at school were I won.

However mostly won in long runs.

Enmos
04-23-09, 11:28 AM
No I remember it perfectly correct. My legs were very long and strong, my body was light.

I used to ride everyday on a bike for tens of miles across the city (to dacha and back) My muscles were like stone. Also I wore this special black and orange sportsy uniform. I was also doing track at school were I won.

However mostly won in long runs.

Oli finished in the mile 'slightly over 5 minutes' at 14/15.
And you say you would have beat him at nine years old ? Yea right..

draqon
04-23-09, 11:35 AM
Oli finished in the mile 'slightly over 5 minutes' at 14/15.
And you say you would have beat him at nine years old ? Yea right..

yes I would def. have beaten him.

you really don't understand...at nine years old I was an independent boy, I was out every night on my bike, I went where I wanted, I ran away from other kids on bikes in ghetto neighborhoods, man...my life was full of running away. My feet were stone.

Enmos
04-23-09, 11:39 AM
yes I would def. have beaten him.

you really don't understand...at nine years old I was an independent boy, I was out every night on my bike, I went where I wanted, I ran away from other kids on bikes in ghetto neighborhoods, man...my life was full of running away. My feet were stone.

So how did you clock it ?

draqon
04-23-09, 11:41 AM
So how did you clock it ?

I always carried a timer with me. beginning to start. I timed myself with bike too.

Enmos
04-23-09, 11:42 AM
I always carried a timer with me. beginning to start. I timed myself with bike too.

Bit of an unreliable method, don't you think ?
How did you measure the 1K ?

draqon
04-23-09, 11:53 AM
Bit of an unreliable method, don't you think ?
How did you measure the 1K ?

In Russia as a result of the Soviet Union's aggressive sports propaganda every city is equipped with large running tracks especially marked and bended a bit to accomodate for centripetal acceleration when one is running. I only started running when I pressed the timer, I always had one foot behind and hands close to the ground to minimize air friction, wore tight clothes to let the flow of air path smoothly. Also when I ran to finish line I looked on the ground so that as soon as I pass the line I would glance at timer to know my time.

Enmos
04-23-09, 11:54 AM
Ok. I still don't believe it, sorry.

Absane
04-23-09, 12:13 PM
Riiiiight

Absane
04-23-09, 12:31 PM
http://www.virginislandspace.com/new_pa1.jpg

Even the Governor was Impressed...
The Children Race....

01/02/04 Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands--At the corner of King and Fisher Streets in Frederiksted and 800 meters away is the Review Stand for the annual Crucian Festival Parade and the finish of the annual Children Race and the 3Kings Mile (takes place the next day). A select group lined up for the 17th running the Children Race with hundreds of parade watchers taking notice as the festivities began. The Governor and Lt. Governor arrived just in time to see the finish and to present signed certificates to the fine young runners.

Thirteen year-old Hansel Estapan of John H. Woodson Junior High School ran a masterful race as he broke away early with absolutely perfect form to win in 2 minutes and 24 seconds. His teammate, Jose Reyes was second in 2:28. Allison Peter, eleven years old with the V.I.Express Track Club, also with an excellent performance, was the first place girl finisher and third overall with a time of 2:30; Mackiesh Taylor of the Junior Barracudas Track Club was second in 2:36; Andrea Wynter, Hounds and Foxes Track Club was third in 2:48; Sydnei Rogers, Hounds and Foxes TC was fourth in 3:06; Cheynae Rogers, Hounds and Foxes TC was fifth in 3:17. Khyra Thomas, Hounds and Foxes TC was the first place 9 and under finisher in 3:17 and Vielka White, V.I. Express TC was second in 3:17.

http://www.virginislandspace.com/childrenraceresults.html

Assuming the same pace, Estapan would have run 1 km in 3 minutes even.

Two things. One, he is 13 years old. Second, 200 meters is 1/2 a lap around a standard track and it would be hard to keep up the same pace for that long.

The girl's pace gives 3:07.5... at 11.

So, you're story is still bullshit.

Enmos
04-23-09, 12:38 PM
My sister (13) runs the 1K in 3:16 and the 800m in 2:45 (I think). So she would have been 3rd (!).
My brother (15) does the 1K in 3:01, don't know his time on the 800m though.

Both are regarded as talents and get special training, especially my sister; she wins just about every race she enters *proud*

tuberculatious
04-23-09, 12:51 PM
We are not meant to run. We evolved from tree hugging apes.

Roman
04-23-09, 01:09 PM
We are not meant to run. We evolved from tree hugging apes.

Humans are probably the best endurance athletes in Mammalia, actually. This is because our most direct ancestors were savannah dwellers, not tree climbers.

Diode-Man
04-23-09, 01:17 PM
I can fast walk many miles, but no way I could run or even jog a mile.

Flat feet and back injuries don't go all that well together.

tuberculatious
04-23-09, 01:20 PM
Humans are probably the best endurance athletes in Mammalia, actually.

No, the best mammalian endurance athlete is definitely the American pronghorn, known as the second fastest mammal as well, but at lower speeds it is an endurance champion. Or maybe I will pick the red kangaroo. http://books.google.com/books?id=gDFeNMhJlPUC&pg=RA1-PA308&lpg=RA1-PA308&dq=endurance+red+kangaroo&source=bl&ots=e4f-NDgvvk&sig=TWO9sILVnO2tUBV1xkznzrNLgJY&hl=en&ei=KLHwSezMHNWD-AaO4eSqDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3 Therefore humans are probably not the best endurance athletes in mammalia.

Roman
04-23-09, 01:30 PM
A kangaroo ran almost 30 miles Holy shit! Stop the presses!
Find me an animal that runs 60 miles a day for 50 days.

Anti-Flag
04-23-09, 01:43 PM
I think the fastest I did was probably around 6 minutes. This was a LONG time ago though and I'm primarily a short distance runner. Pretty sure I've always run 100 metres faster than average and I think I did 300 metres(we didn't have a full size track) in 47 seconds. I think for an 11 year old that was pretty good.

I'm now unfit and drive everywhere. :p

CutsieMarie89
04-23-09, 01:51 PM
I can see you sprinting for a short distance like that, though. When I was about 10 or so a neighbor calculated that I sprinted a short distance at 15 mph. But, in no way could I run a mile in any respectable time.

Slow poke... :p

CutsieMarie89
04-23-09, 01:56 PM
Oli finished in the mile 'slightly over 5 minutes' at 14/15.
And you say you would have beat him at nine years old ? Yea right..

I don't think age plays that big of a part in running speed. I would have beat any average 14 or 15 year old in a sprint at 9 or 10 years old. Training makes most of the difference, I ran Olympic qualifying time at 12 years old. It can't be impossible for a 9 year old to beat a 15 year old in race.

Enmos
04-23-09, 02:08 PM
I don't think age plays that big of a part in running speed. I would have beat any average 14 or 15 year old in a sprint at 9 or 10 years old. Training makes most of the difference, I ran Olympic qualifying time at 12 years old. It can't be impossible for a 9 year old to beat a 15 year old in race.

No, but 1K in 3 min is incredibly fast for a 9 year old.

Nasor
04-23-09, 03:35 PM
When I was in middle school track at age 12-13 I was doing 1 mile races in just slightly over 5 minutes. It would be about 3.3 minutes for a km at that pace. I imagine you could go significantly faster if you were only doing a 1 km (about .6 mile) run, since you're only going about half as far. I definitely wasn't sprinting full-out when I was running 5 minute miles, because I would have burnt out too quickly.

I was in pretty good shape, but I wasn't an especially great runner compared to some of the better people who would show up at the various meets. But of course, that was 3 years older than he's claiming...I'm not sure how that would change the plausibility.

Roman
04-23-09, 08:33 PM
I imagine dragon was one of those huge kids for his age, that was sort of a bully, and didn't have any friends.

draqon
04-23-09, 08:41 PM
I imagine dragon was one of those huge kids for his age, that was sort of a bully, and didn't have any friends.

yeah thats me.

Silverfire
04-23-09, 08:56 PM
I've never timed my 1 mile, but I've timed my 3 mile and my fastest and slowest times were 18:39 and 23:53. So if I had to guess, I'd put my one mile around 6 minutes.

draqon
04-23-09, 08:58 PM
I've never timed my 1 mile, but I've timed my 3 mile and my fastest and slowest times were 18:39 and 23:53. So if I had to guess, I'd put my one mile around 6 minutes.

if one mile for you is in 6 minutes, you can do 1 km in 3.72 minutes

Roman
04-23-09, 08:59 PM
yeah thats me.

Really?

draqon
04-23-09, 09:00 PM
Really?

yes...:(

Fraggle Rocker
04-23-09, 11:07 PM
I'm getting back into my exercise regime now Christmas is over. I just wanted to know how long it takes you run a mile, so I have some kind of average to try and beat. At the moment, I'm between 6-7 minutes.If you haven't exercised in four months, a seven-minute mile is not bad at all, and a six-minute mile is pretty good.
I haven't exercise for about 10 years now, so I started out walking/jogging 1 mile everyday and my time for 1 mile is currently at 15 minutes.That's the pace of a military march and it's considered a very good walking speed for the average person who is not a serious athlete. You might consider just walking farther instead of trying to go faster. If you haven't been physically active for ten years but within a few months you develop the ability to cover four miles in an hour, you can be proud of yourself. For most people building up endurance and aerobics is just as important as strength, if not more so.

Another thing that's very important is flexibility. Loss of ability to stretch is a big problem for a lot of people as they grow older. Can you get up off the floor without using your hands?
We are not meant to run. We evolved from tree hugging apes.But quite a bit of that evolution focused specifically on our legs, with the result that we most certainly are, now, built for running. Compare the musculature in the thighs and pelvis of a human to any other ape and you'll see profound differences. Several key muscles have actually been re-routed. This supported three distinct changes:Bipedal locomotion. We are the only ape who never reverts to a quadrupedal stance, and in fact we're now incapable of it. Locking knees. Our gluteus maximus was rerouted to pull our thighs perpendicular to the ground and hold them there, while our kneecaps were also modified to lock. The powerful gluteus maximus forms the familiar double-hemisphere shape that defines the unique human buttocks. Wider stance. The human brain is qualitatively larger than any other mammal. Even though we're born at a less advanced stage of development than other mammals, allowing our brains to finish growing after birth, nonetheless the human birth canal still has to be enormously larger than other mammals, and therefore our pelvis is enormously wider. This required still more rerouting of muscles because our bipedal gait now involves a major shifting of weight over a large distance, from one leg to the other.All of these evolutionary changes, in aggregate, make us perfectly adapted for running. Pound per pound, the human running ability--including our endurance--compares well to other mammals. I'm not an equestrian, but I have a hunch that it would be simply impossible to train a horse to run a marathon. Scaled up to his size that would be back-to-back four-minute miles non-stop for something like eight to ten hours.

Oh I guess I have to answer the question. :( At 65 with a torn knee cartilage I don't run any more. I can walk two miles in half an hour but I seldom keep it up for longer than that. In the gym I go 3.5mph on an 8% grade on the treadmill, but I usually stop after 15-20 minutes.

I never much liked running. I was more of a bicycle guy when I was younger. I used to ride ten miles to work through L.A.'s hilly terrain, and a couple of times a week I rode up to the crest of the Hollywood Hills.

Roman
04-23-09, 11:27 PM
One thing that humans have over other animals when it comes to running stupidly long distances- we're stupid enough to do it.

Silverfire
04-24-09, 06:43 AM
if one mile for you is in 6 minutes, you can do 1 km in 3.72 minutes

Just wondering, how did you get to that? Convert the mile to km and then what?

Enmos
04-24-09, 06:55 AM
Just wondering, how did you get to that? Convert the mile to km and then what?

(6*60/1.609344)/60=3.728227

Or just 6/1.609344.

So he's off a bit.

phlogistician
04-30-09, 09:45 AM
I can do one mile in about 6'30". I don't sprint usually though, preferring to run five miles each outing, and the pace for that is just over 8' miles.

Longest I've run in 9miles, and I set the pace at 10' miles for that.

tuberculatious
04-30-09, 10:21 AM
A kangaroo ran almost 30 miles Holy shit! Stop the presses!
Find me an animal that runs 60 miles a day for 50 days.

Note that the humans didn't manage to keep pace.