Posted: 06/07/2015 at 13:53
"39:59 for 10k is 6:26 min/miling for just over 6 miles; I think most adult men of a healthy weight should be able to run that with a good base of fitness and 20 miles a week of quality running, even if they had the worst genetics. "
Looking at the results for our local club midweek leauge on a fast course.
89 out of 423 managed sub 40. I suspect if most men could achieve that time off 20 miles of quality running, the figure would be at least double that.
And if the OP is currently doing "44:18", Easy runs: 7:16-8:15 min/mile are not going to be 'easy', bearing in mind his current race pace is 7:15...