Running 5km

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11/10/2012 at 09:34

For a women is running 5km in 23-24 minutes a bad time.....how many weeks will it take me to get down to 21-22 minutes, if i did the appropriate training.

11/10/2012 at 09:56

why is that a bad time? i know plenty of slower runners. 23 minutes is a good time no matter age, gender or anything else. how to get a better time? how long is a piece of string? there are many training schedules depending on your own effort to help reduce your 5km time. its about speed sessions mostly, check out some training schedules online http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/general/fast-lane-pb-ready-in-one-week/3283.html

 

11/10/2012 at 10:15
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11/10/2012 at 11:06

td43, posting the same question on different tabs/threads isn't necessary.

However, it's all relative.

23-24 is awful compared to elites, but is amazing compared to couch potatoes.

It depends how long you've run, how much training/mileage/specificity you've put in, and what your potential is.

If you've run for 20years, hardcore mileage, expert coaching, and are 47 years old, your ability to improve will be miniscule.

If (more likely), you're a newbie, who hardly trains, most likely you'll improve hugely at first.

11/10/2012 at 11:07

11/10/2012 at 14:43
I just recalculated and found out Ian was right. I had taken away the number had first thought of twice. Doh!
11/10/2012 at 15:45
45 days
11/10/2012 at 15:50

42

11/10/2012 at 17:11
Brian. wrote (see)

42

No that is the answer to the ultimate question.

11/10/2012 at 17:18
Of life the universe and everything. I think 5k's come under the latter.

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