How fast do you run?

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04/10/2002 at 13:40
A question on the beginners forum prompted me to wonder what sort of average pace do people run at.

I reckon my normal running speed is currently about 8 - 8:30 min/mile
04/10/2002 at 13:44
I managed 9 miles at a smidge over 7min/mile pace this week........pretty knackered afterwards though.
04/10/2002 at 13:48
10:30 per mile at the windsor 1/2 last week-i've still got a stone to lose,mind.
04/10/2002 at 13:48
It all depends on the size of her husband!
04/10/2002 at 13:50

Generally 9-9.30 min/mile.

And I have about two stones to lose!
04/10/2002 at 14:00
Usually around 8:00-8:30/ mile for 10km or less, 7:20-7:50 for 10 miles / half marathon and 10:00 for a Marathon (although recent race (except Windsor half!) & training performances following several months of greatly increased training suggest that my Marathon pace will be significantly faster than that when I run my next Marathon in three weeks time)
04/10/2002 at 14:04
Brunswick
Are you really faster at 1/2 marathon than 5k?
04/10/2002 at 14:15
8.30/mile shorter race pace. Not really sure about the 'long run' pace, perhaps 9-10/mile.
04/10/2002 at 14:15
I don't run 5km races, the shortest I would do is 10km and I am actually slower than a run of 10 miles. I find it very difficult to set off at a fast pace right from the start. I need at least 3-4 miles to get comfortable and start running well. From then on I'm faster but it's too late. If it's a half marathon I have 9 good miles, if it's a 10km I only have 2 and that's not enough to make up the deficit and consequently the average mile time ends up slower.
I am not sure why this is, maybe I am just more naturally suited to longer distances or maybe there's a psychologiocal aspect in that I know I'm no good a short, fast races which translates to a poor performance but whatever it is, I don't mind as the Marathon is my favourite distance anyway.
I view 10km races purely as a training exercise and concentrate my serious racing efforts at the longer distances.
iron fraggle    pirate
04/10/2002 at 14:15
how fast do I run ? not as fast as I'd like to (and also have a stone to lose)
04/10/2002 at 14:18
Brunswick
Makes sense to me, at school my 100m time was only a couple of seconds faster than my 200m - both of which were pretty slow, which is why I did longer 1500m & x-country runs.
Nick
04/10/2002 at 14:18
Anything from 7 min to 9.30 min for a mile dependign upon distance, weather, type of surface and what I've done the night before.
Monique    pirate
04/10/2002 at 14:33
Nick, that is probably why my pb's from 5k to 10 miles were once achieved in the one race- a half-marathon.
04/10/2002 at 15:35
Nick, depends on what sort of training I'm doing so the speed varies from about 4:45 pace for my short reps up to about 7:00 pace for my long runs. Recovery runs can be anything up to about 7:45 pace
04/10/2002 at 16:08
ditto drew
Speed sessions: 400m reps at ~ 5:00 pace
800 reps at ~ 5:20 - 5:30

long intervals: miles at ~5:50-5:55
2 miles at 5:55 - 6:00

tempo runs at ~ 6:10
steady runs at ~6:30
easy runs at 6:40-6:50
recovery runs at 7:80 - 8:00
04/10/2002 at 19:00
Speed work anything from 5.45-6.30 mile pace
10k around 6.45
10mile-halfM (and tempo) 6.50-7.10
long runs 7.30-7.45
recoveries 8.00-9.00
04/10/2002 at 19:36
Oh here goes, this will boost all your egos and give heart to the slower of us out there!
Speed sessions I run at 8minM; 5K-9min and 10k between 9.30 and 10m depending on the course.

Think I'd better rename myself The snail.
04/10/2002 at 19:54
I am Mr Average, 8 to 9 minute miles in training. My best half marathon was 7 1/2 minute miles. 10k at around 7 1/4 min miles. My one outstanding run (for me) was a 5 miler in 6 3/4 min miles, it was in Lambourn and spooked horse reared up in front of me and i ran for my life!!
04/10/2002 at 20:12
like the majority, anywhere between 6:45 to 7:45 depending on course.just done the horsforth 10k in 43:15, hoping it was a good result?
04/10/2002 at 20:24
Like everyone else it depends on distance/course and kind of session. Normally anywhere between 6.00 to 8.30.
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