Do any of you have a PB for 1 mile.I know I can easily do 5 minutes on my treadmill. (it cannot go any faster sadly.)But my fastest for 1 mile is 5 minutes, 19 seconds.
Hey moomoo. 8mins on a treddie can be hard work.
I will stick a add-on question. Which is easier. 1 mile on a treadmill or 1 mile outside?
There is a steepish hill near where I live, and its over a mile in length...break world records going down there..
On the flat, Ive done 5:11.
Okay, just an incy wincy bit behind the rest of you. 8.01, ironically last month after the osteo told me to take it easy and not to race at Grunty Fen. I was good though, went "eeek" when I realised I'g got totally carried away by the atmosphere, and slowed down after that.
Still chuffed though
I can't do treddie running, it's too hot, too boring, and the music in our gym just makes me want to fall off the back of the treadmill and out of the door!
7:21 last week.........
same as Hashette for the treadmill
A treadmill should always be easier since its always working at a nice consistent pace, so you dont have to think about the pace.
But on the down side, like at the gym Im at, it can take a good 30 seconds to get up to speed ........ so do you start the count once its got up to that speed or from the very start, because if you go from the very start, then youve got a good 20 to 30 seconds to somehow make up, so not very accurate to record your actual mile race.
4.34 on the track aged 40. only ever raced that distance once.
i think its one of those distances that everyone should try and should be on more open meets.
Fast bugger, Dean.
A shade under a rather more modest 5:41 for me on what was also my first time out at the age of 42 and after just over 9 months of running. Enjoyed it though, followed it up by nipping under 5:13 for 1500m last week, and hope to take a fair chunk off both next season with a first full winter's training under my belt.
I think middle distance might well be my focus next summer in fact, if I can find the right races to target.
4:52 in a relay race in Battersea Park last year. I've never done a track mile, couldn't see me challenging Dean but could maybe get down to about 4:40 without specific MD training. I'm hoping to have a much better track season next year (but concentrating on 5,000m), so could be a good time to give it a crack.
My club runs two mile races each year, one on the track, one on Wimbledon Common. In the former I managed 5.59 at age 48, which I don't think was too shabby. Funny old distance. Few people are used to running such a short 'long' distance, and it's hard to know how to pace yourself. You can't go flat out, but it's obviously much faster than your 5k pace, say. On the track, the third lap is the hardest because you're moving into exhaustion territory but there's still a lap to go....
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