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Old 10th Sep 2011, 18:07   #31
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When i was a gopher in the ta, bft was about 8.20m

If i was to say now, hmm tricky id say between 10-12minutes, but i am nearly 17st so don't really do it often, as it'll hammer the joints not to mention the treadmill.
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Old 10th Sep 2011, 20:24   #32
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The best I've ever done was 8:50 iirc. If I had to do it it now it would be closer to 10minutes though

O and that was on a treadmill, which is easier imo to do timed runs.

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Old 11th Sep 2011, 06:02   #33
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Old 11th Sep 2011, 07:21   #34
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To be fair, 1.5 mile times are dependant on where you do the run (treadmill, flat, hilly etc) and your age plays a factor.

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Old 11th Sep 2011, 11:49   #35
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To be fair, 1.5 mile times are dependant on where you do the run (treadmill, flat, hilly etc) and your age plays a factor.
True. My best in the last 12 months was <8:30 min on the road & flat. I'm 45

That said I don't train for that type of distance. Have had a bit of a break from running (about 8 months) but now back in the swing of things so only have a couple of recent 6min mile efforts to base my claims on
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Old 11th Sep 2011, 12:19   #36
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Think my best was around 9mins, about 9:30 or so and that was when I use to run quite a lot and I ran so hard I almost threw up at the end of it
Doubt I would do it now
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Old 11th Sep 2011, 14:28   #37
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1.5 miles around 9.10 which was halfway of a 5km race, never set out to run 1.5 miles before, done on around a park circuit with too many hills
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Old 11th Sep 2011, 14:53   #38
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True. My best in the last 12 months was <8:30 min on the road & flat. I'm 45

That said I don't train for that type of distance. Have had a bit of a break from running (about 8 months) but now back in the swing of things so only have a couple of recent 6min mile efforts to base my claims on
That's pretty quick for your age. Not as fast as the 7:26 someone I know did at about the same age but then he used to be a pro runner and one of only a handful of Scots that have done an official sub 4 min mile....


For people that have not done the 1.5 mile but have done other distances, you can use this calculator which does a real good job of estimating different times for diff distances. All you need is an actual time for an actual distance - http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/mcmil...calculator.htm

I put in various actual times for various distances I have done and its pretty spot on for the others so works well...

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Old 11th Sep 2011, 14:56   #39
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That said I don't train for that type of distance. Have had a bit of a break from running (about 8 months) but now back in the swing of things so only have a couple of recent 6min mile efforts to base my claims on
I'm the same. I have never recently ran the 1.5 mile distance and so have paced myself slower as I want to complete around 5 miles. My 1 mile time was 6:52 though and my 1.5 mile time was 10:30 so I would hope for sub 10 mins if I went just for 1.5 miles.

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Old 11th Sep 2011, 15:22   #40
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7.52 min was my best, mind you that was on flat airfield in basrah, iraq. anything under 9.30 i think is a good time, but as mentioned already, completely depends on area, weather etc.

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Old 11th Sep 2011, 15:37   #41
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That's pretty quick for your age. Not as fast as the 7:26 someone I know did at about the same age but then he used to be a pro runner and one of only a handful of Scots that have done an official sub 4 min mile....


For people that have not done the 1.5 mile but have done other distances, you can use this calculator which does a real good job of estimating different times for diff distances. All you need is an actual time for an actual distance - http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/mcmil...calculator.htm

I put in various actual times for various distances I have done and its pretty spot on for the others so works well...
Put in a few of my recent PB's which suggest I should be a lot quicker over the 1-2mile distances - I'd better pull my fiinger out :P
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Old 12th Sep 2011, 12:00   #42
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On a treadmill I was able to manage 8 and a half minutes..once upon a time, around 7years ago when I was training for the Military! When I had a penultimate fitness test, the treadmill was restricted speed-wise for me and I didn't even break a sweat when I did the same run in just over 9 minutes. When I was training they were only interested in a recruit being able to do 2.4km in 10 minutes.

I normally cycle for 35-45 minutes instead now. I'll have to try it out again though..in fact, I'll try again on Tuesday, see how much worse I am now, and report back!

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Old 12th Sep 2011, 12:25   #43
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10 minutes, going on my normal pace, but that's across 5k or more. Never run a 1.5 miler flat out to see what I could do it in. Probably a bit faster I guess?


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Old 12th Sep 2011, 17:42   #44
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just come back from a 2 x 2 mile run and did 10 mins for 1.5 mile and 13 mins for 2 mile.
last 2 mile was 13.09 so not too shabby thankfully.

(thats what i say to people when i was sweating my balls out and couldnt do 4 miles in one go after running up the mile long hill lol)
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Old 12th Sep 2011, 19:35   #45
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I want to join a gym lol so I can use a treadmill. Would be a lot better way to measure progress. Not to mention listening to music. (I don't like running around the streets with headphones, as I'm too wary to being knocked down!)
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Old 12th Sep 2011, 19:56   #46
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I did this today at the gym in just under 15 mins but to be honest I wasn't trying for a time just a 15 minute jog. I'm not even going to pretend distance running was a strong point of mine, I was always a sprinter.

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Old 12th Sep 2011, 21:23   #47
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about 10:30 last time i did it, tarmac surface both uphill and downhill

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Old 12th Sep 2011, 21:27   #48
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Took me about 18mins to run 2.9km, but that's with a MASSIVE hill in between. I reckon I could get around 9-12mins on a track.

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Old 14th Sep 2011, 13:53   #49
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I want to join a gym lol so I can use a treadmill. Would be a lot better way to measure progress. Not to mention listening to music. (I don't like running around the streets with headphones, as I'm too wary to being knocked down!)
The streets are harder work than a treadmill, the undulations in the pavement make your legs work more.Yeh true I only run with 1 earphone in so I can hear mostly. If you've got a blackberry/iphone with gps, you can download adidas micoach for free which is great for running with, better than nike + in my opinion
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 18:19   #50
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flat out I'm about 4'30 kms so about 8 mins 48 for me - thats my sort of flat out short-ish distance sustainable outside

on longer 10k + speed drops to 4'45-4'55 or so

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flat out I'm about 4'30 kms so about 8 mins 48 for me - thats my sort of flat out short-ish distance sustainable outside

on longer 10k + speed drops to 4'45-4'55 or so
If you are saying your pace is about 4:30 per km yer a bit out on your 1.5 mile estimate.
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Old 14th Sep 2011, 19:22   #52
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flat out I'm about 4'30 kms so about 8 mins 48 for me - thats my sort of flat out short-ish distance sustainable outside

on longer 10k + speed drops to 4'45-4'55 or so
Even if you managed to run at your 1km flat out pace it would take you nearly 11 minutes. I'm not sure where you got your figure from.

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Old 14th Sep 2011, 19:22   #53
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lol- you're right !!

10 minutes 48 !

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Old 14th Sep 2011, 19:22   #54
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long day - had forgotten the .4 multiply of the 4 mins

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Old 14th Sep 2011, 19:25   #55
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I really struggle even flat out to get much below 4'00 times - I've tried shorter faster strides, longer strides etc - just struggle to get any faster

yet can run 16k at 4'50 speed

I blame it on my short legs (5'4)

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Old 17th Sep 2011, 10:10   #56
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Alright ive got 2 times that someone could use to let me know roughly how fast my 2.4km should be.

1.63km - 5:51min

2.83km - 13.51min (This felt real slow!)

Any help would be great

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Old 17th Sep 2011, 11:10   #57
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Probably looking at 8:40 roughly....


On another note - I recently ran on a treadmill. I actually never run on treadmills as I prefer running outside but I needed to try out new running shoes to see if they worked well and the shop said I could take them back provided I didn't run outside with them.

Anyway, my point is I knew treadmill running is easier than outside but I cannot believe how much easier it is. I ran 5K with a incline of level 2 and here is the differences in times:


Outside:
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1 Mile - 6:40
1.5 Mile - 10:30
5K - 22:58


Treadmill:
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1 Mile - 5:37
1.5 Mile - 8:30
5K - 18:51

I probably could have done it quicker given that the treadmill speed was only 9MPH for the first mile or so then I ramped it up to 12.5MPH for the rest of the run.

Amazing that running outside with the hills and the elements has such an effect.

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Old 17th Sep 2011, 14:17   #58
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Alright ive got 2 times that someone could use to let me know roughly how fast my 2.4km should be.

1.63km - 5:51min

2.83km - 13.51min (This felt real slow!)

Any help would be great
~11:45min
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Old 17th Sep 2011, 21:04   #59
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I'll tell you on monday. Havn't timed it properly yet.

I'm guessing 9 mins 30. No idea though.

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~11:45min
Poo! I though i would be faster then that.

Gonna have to go to the local oval in the week and push out 2.4km as hard as i can.

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