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    Just wondering, whats your miles times everyone? what would be an ok/decent one, I started running abit since end of last year, I quickly got it to 6:20 but never really pushed beyond that. I dont really run consistantly which probably doesnt hellp
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    (Original post by HypErTwisT)
    Just wondering, whats your miles times everyone? what would be an ok/decent one, I started running abit since end of last year, I quickly got it to 6:20 but never really pushed beyond that. I dont really run consistantly which probably doesnt hellp
    I'm around 4.40 but I am probably not the best one to compare to as it was on track and I am 800m/400m county champ.

    Be encouraged that is a good time, have you looked at parkrun?

    http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

    It's a weekly 5k (around 3.11Mi) time trial around a local park (most places have one now) and you can use it to compare improvement.

    The key to running fast mile times (or any distance of that order) is miles, build up your endurance with steady running and times will come down, don't kill yourself every run or you'll burn yourself out!
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    I started running regularly about 2 weeks. My current mile time is 9'05. That is pretty pathetic, I know. I haven't actually had a full-on solid attempt at completing a mile in the fastest time I could manage, but I reckon right now it would be around the 7/8 min mile mark.
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    Mine is 8:28. And that was at a really crap race.
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    imo if you can hold it anywhere near 6 minutes that's good enough. I was going to work down to 5 earlier in the year but decided I can't be arsed because running is horrible and I'd have to lose about 30lbs.
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    Have a feeling I've dipped under 6 minutes once or twice. Distinctly remember a 3x1 mile with 2 minutes rest all around 6:10-6:15. That was hell on earth for me.
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    it depends on:
    your level
    your training
    your race distance

    for a casual runner that is a fine run time. If you want to compete in the olympics, its a bit slow.

    Comparing one mile times is not really a good comparison. A track racer who races in the region of 1/2 to a full mile will usually be faster than the mile time of a 10K or half marathon runner, but that doesnt make the short distance guy a better runner per se.

    having said all that, any distance about 10K and over, if your average mile is around the 6 minute mark, you can consider that a respectable time.

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