How many steps in a 10k?

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01/04/2006 at 12:11
Simple question - how many strides am I likely to take in my next 10K, given that I'm of average height and stride length?
01/04/2006 at 12:47
Plot out a small length (say 50m) and count your strides as you run it. Just remember to have a good run at it so that you are in 'full flight' when you start. We did this to calibrate my friends pediometer.

01/04/2006 at 12:49
Ooops! Meant to say, once you've got the strides taken to cover 50m multiply it 200 to get approx strides for 10K. (If my maths is right!!)
01/04/2006 at 13:20
Um, most peoples stride is approx 1 metre, thus you will do approx 10,000 steps.

Think! if you can save 1/1000th of a second per step then you will knock 10 sec off you time!
03/04/2006 at 20:35
find out how many steps in 1K and x 10 or find out how many steps in 20K and divide by 2.
04/04/2006 at 18:20
Run 10k and count them all?
Run a marathon, ,count them all and divide the answer by 4.2?

Lie in a dark room and not care?
04/04/2006 at 18:26
why do you want to know???
04/04/2006 at 19:00
From someone who once asked how much plastic it would take to fill a swimming pool, that is a strange question.... ;o)
04/04/2006 at 19:10


awwwwww - I feel all nostalgic now!

[pads off to find Cougie]
04/04/2006 at 19:22
04/04/2006 at 19:39
I have no idea why I wanted to know, but it suddenly struck me as interesting, and I then spent ages trying to work it out before posting my question!

Tinywhitevan slopes off to do a search for Jj's swimming pool thread.....
04/04/2006 at 19:48
there ya go, tinywhitevan

It was long ago, and far away, I think that the world might have been younger than today...
05/04/2006 at 15:04
How many bogies are up Brendan Foster's nose?

Would he talk normally if he yanked them out?

"Ow menny meedaz are there enna ten thousan meeeeedaz race?"
05/04/2006 at 22:05
I generally cover at race pace approx 650steps per mile so around 4000/10k
anyone got a life for me
think I had best get the bike out
where did I put those pills

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