Whats a good time for a 5km race

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10/10/2012 at 22:08

is 23-24 minutes a good time for a female, how many weeks will it take to get down to 21-22 minutes

10/10/2012 at 23:51
It's rubbish for a female cheetah but quite good for a female tortoise
11/10/2012 at 00:40

"The cheetah runs in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m.

Running at very high speeds puts a great deal of strain on the cheetah's body. When sprinting, the cheetah's body temperature quickly elevates. If it is a hard chase, it sometimes needs to rest for half an hour or more."

...so td43 would actually probably win.

11/10/2012 at 04:43

Tried looking in results? Heard of something called training?


11/10/2012 at 08:43

as encouraging as ever Ric, not sure I've ever seen you encourage or congratulate anyone. Withering insults or random anecdotes seem to be your thing!

You've no idea that the OP isn't actually 75 years old and actually the best in the world!

11/10/2012 at 08:44

as above

Edited: 11/10/2012 at 08:46
11/10/2012 at 09:57
Lard, I was expecting that response but as I was losing the will to live at that point I was having difficulty applying myself in the search of a more appropriate animal.
Actually, isn't it just us lot who are the endurance kings of the animal world?
11/10/2012 at 09:58
....and sweaty ones at that!
seren nos    pirate
11/10/2012 at 10:05

I'm sure a horse could run 5k quicker than you Dash..........not sure about endurance animals....

if you had to carry your own water over the deseet.i would bet ion the camel not you......

td 43.depends on age and training.....if you have just started and can run that speed then you could get down to 21-22 mins.....the time would depend on how much you did before this race.................so many variables.......

just use this as your starting time and start training and see where you get in 3 months and then reassess

good luck

11/10/2012 at 10:05

Sled dogs, Dash. The annual Iditarod is just over 1000 miles, covered in 9-15 days. (Record just under 9 days.)

I think the closest human equivalent of the 1000 was done in just under 11 days - the dogs take it by two days.

Edited: 11/10/2012 at 10:11
11/10/2012 at 10:20

Same question from the OP on events now.

11/10/2012 at 10:30
African or European?

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