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Posted: 10/2/2004 8:57:43 AM EST
Lets see what you've got...

I have been training for about 6 months, trying to make my way up to a marathon eventually.
(doing 5k and 10k races for now)

Started off doing this to lose weight, and as the pounds come off, my mile times come down a bit.

On my cross training days, I sometime just run 1 mile as fast as I can, a little changeup to the distance training.

So far my best mile was 6:26......and I was about 220 lbs when I ran that (about 2 months ago)
(slower than I would like, but for a few months training Im not going to complain

Whats your best mile, and how much did you weigh when you ran it?

Any marathon advice for a newbie runner?
Thanks,

~macro~
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:00:16 AM EST
Dunno........nobody has ever chased me that far.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:01:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:02:27 AM EST by Wobblin-Goblin]
For years I had my high school record: 4:47 in the 1,600 meters.

I weighed about 165lbs. my senior year. My best 5,000 meter road race was the same year at 17:32.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:01:39 AM EST
My best mile is about, oh 30

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minutes.

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Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:03:21 AM EST
in the mile in highschool gym, about 5:20-5:40 depending on the day.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:12:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 9:13:33 AM EST by raven]
around 6:30-7:00. In that range in HS gym class.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:34:35 AM EST
As a 21 year old Marine I ran a mile in 4:40. I weighed about 200#.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 9:36:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
As a 21 year old Marine I ran a mile in 4:40. I weighed about 200#.


That's a damn good mile run, friend.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:00:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
As a 21 year old Marine I ran a mile in 4:40. I weighed about 200#.


That's a damn good mile run, friend.



Not bad considering I was a sprinter in HS. Best time in the 220 was 23.4. Running distance was a big change but I liked it.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:10:22 AM EST
My best timed mile was for a PT test. I did 1.5 miles in 8:48 (5:52 mile.) I was 25 and weighed ~205.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:12:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 10:28:46 AM EST by warlord]

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
As a 21 year old Marine I ran a mile in 4:40. I weighed about 200#.


Man that wasn't a run, that was a sprint!

In HS, I did the mile in 6.0 minutes.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:14:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 10:16:03 AM EST by H46Driver]
Best mile was 5:35 in college, but that was with very little running training - I raced bicycles then. I have run 6 or 7 half-marathons, a half-ironman tri, and one of the Hi-Tec adventure races. I am planning on running my first marathon next year (I'll be 37).

Regarding marathon training - a few bits of advice:

1. Build your distance slowly - don't up total mileage more than 10% per week. Even then, build for 3 weeks, then do a low mileage week to allow your body to recover.

2. Crosstrain - it will work your aerobic system while allowing your running muscles to recover. Because of my background, I prefer cycling, but others swim, rollerblade, or hit the stairmaster.

3. Hydrate or die, especially on long runs. If you are thirsty then you are already about a quart of water low.

4. Do some speed work once or twice per week if you want, but keep your long runs slow. This way your body will learn to metabolize fat for fuel. I wear a heart rate monitor and keep below 150 bpm on long runs.

Those tidbits all come from personal experience. The next one I haven't tried yet, but will start after I run the Army Ten Miler in October.

5. Mix in walking with your running on distance runs. I have read a few articles on this that seem to make sense - most recently on active.com in the marathon training section. They advocate walking either one minute per mile or one minute of every ten minutes on a long run. I'm hoping that this will allow me to extend my long run past my personal best of 16 miles in order to crank out that marathon finally.

Conratulations on your weight loss and best of luck on your training. Where in PA are you? I grew up in NW PA.

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 10:14:24 AM EST
best mile was a 7:32 in Jr High.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:00:17 AM EST
Don't worry about speed on your first marathon. Fast or slow, things will happen to your body that you've probably never experienced. Just finish. Worry about time on you second marathon.

I'd suggest joining a group like Team in Training to prepare for your first one.

Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:14:32 AM EST
On my best day
in my prime it was 7:50
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:22:04 AM EST
10:50, LOL. We had to run a mile and half to pass gym as a junior. I ran so slow the pack lapped me twice. So I actually only ran a mile and the teachers said he cant be that slow and gave me a time with last of the guys. Half the girls beat me too. LOL

When I tried I ran about 7 min miles. But I was more of sprinter. Hated any long distance running, more then 100 yards at a time.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:25:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
As a 21 year old Marine I ran a mile in 4:40. I weighed about 200#.


That's a damn good mile run, friend.




Awesome time dude....seriously...that is great. Damn!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:27:21 PM EST
I am around 6:20.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:42:36 PM EST
I can run 3 miles in 18 miniutes on the treadmill at the Gym. I'm 38 years old.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:43:59 PM EST
2 hr
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:44:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 12:44:31 PM EST by cyanide]

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
I can run 3 miles in 18 miniutes on the treadmill at the Gym. I'm 38 years old.


\
Your psy description please
fat thin
short tall ???

Fuck me that was my 10,000 post you dog
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:53:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By cyanide:

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
I can run 3 miles in 18 miniutes on the treadmill at the Gym. I'm 38 years old.


\
Your psy description please
fat thin
short tall ???

Fuck me that was my 10,000 post you dog



6' 180lbs. I do run alot, about 3 times a week.

Sorry about the 10,000th (ha-ha)!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:55:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 12:57:12 PM EST by stuh505]
don't worry about your mile times when training for a marathon. I recommend going on 1-1.5 hour runs daily...maybe switch it up with a 45 min run followed by a 1.5 hour run the next day. After about 2 weeks of that (without cheaping out) you should feel pretty comfortable on them, and you'd probably able to do decently in the marathon. That's just my personal advice. I've found that I can only run about 3 hours "dry" (aka, without having done any physical exercise for the last 6 months). I tried running a marathon dry once and I couldn't quite finish it.

My dad used to run long distance professionally, he would run about 20 miles a day every day...he would do that for at least the 6 months before the race. But you aren't trying to win any world records I assume.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:09:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
I can run 3 miles in 18 miniutes on the treadmill at the Gym. I'm 38 years old.



Treadmills do not count because you are not carrying your weight like when running, say, on a track.

I ran a 4:58 Senior Year at Divisionals. Last race. A good time is 4:40 (70 splits).
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:17:00 PM EST
My best time was 4:30.1 when I was 18.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:30:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
I can run 3 miles in 18 miniutes on the treadmill at the Gym. I'm 38 years old.



Treadmills do not count because you are not carrying your weight like when running, say, on a track.

I ran a 4:58 Senior Year at Divisionals. Last race. A good time is 4:40 (70 splits).



Not a direct comparison, but it's close. My best time in a 5k race is 17:23. I find running on the teadmill more difficult than running outside, just because it's so boring. I prefer longer distances, 10k usually. The treadmill is useful to force you to run something different than the pace you're accustomed to.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:32:07 PM EST
19yrs old 180 lbs 19.35 for 3 miles. Those were the days............. 4 yrs later still running around 21.xx.

I really miss my knees.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:39:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Jeepster:

Originally Posted By Rem700PSS:

Originally Posted By Jeepster:
I can run 3 miles in 18 miniutes on the treadmill at the Gym. I'm 38 years old.



Treadmills do not count because you are not carrying your weight like when running, say, on a track.

I ran a 4:58 Senior Year at Divisionals. Last race. A good time is 4:40 (70 splits).



Not a direct comparison, but it's close. My best time in a 5k race is 17:23. I find running on the teadmill more difficult than running outside, just because it's so boring. I prefer longer distances, 10k usually. The treadmill is useful to force you to run something different than the pace you're accustomed to.



I use a treadmill to train on really bad weather days (ill run in rain, but torrential downpours are another thing).....i can consistently turn out better times on the tradmill since I usually leave it at a 0% grade....definitely different than outside...better than not running....not as good as the real thing though for sure.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 1:43:45 PM EST
Can't tell you for just the mile. I run 2.5 miles 4x a week. Been doing this for 2.5 years now. Last year, I ran it one night in just under 14min. I average about 17-18 most nights. BTW, I'm 6' 3" and 34yrs old and weigh 195+ or - a few here and there. Probably 10 more lbs than I really need.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:10:27 PM EST
Last Active Duty PT test, I ran the 2-mile in 10:24, but after several Reserve years and a bad knee, I'd be lucky to make minimum for a 33 y.o.!


Oh! And several beers too!
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 2:52:39 PM EST
When I ran track in HS, my time was 5:16 and I was about 150lbs. My last timed run was during the Peachtree Road Race in '97 it was 8:30, I don't know remember my weight.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:00:45 PM EST
My advice to anyone who wishes to get in shape is to go Elk Hunting on the Olympic Peninsula.

Though our time was never recorded 15-20 miles through the brushy lows to the dog-hair hilltops seemed like it only took minutes.

MT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 3:58:18 PM EST
I never timed myself in a one mile run but while I was in the Army I ran a 12 minute two mile.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:02:57 PM EST
Best mile = 4:54
Best 10K= 34:18
Best 10 mile= 57:42
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:13:35 PM EST
When I was still in HS. the last time I ran a mile, (I wasn't on track or XC or anything) was 9 min
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:56:42 PM EST

Best Mile= 5:01 1974
Best 10k= 44:50 1995
Best 42k= 3:44:50 1995 Chicago
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:12:25 PM EST
My uncle is a crazy guy who enjoys running hundred mile races for fun. Infact he ran one this weekend. He says he moves at about a 12 minute mile pace only on flats and downhills and walking uphills. He sees it as a challenge because at that distance there are so many factors that come into play that dont on marathons.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:35:16 PM EST
5:29 in 8th grade. Only reason I did that was a girl in the class ran a 5:45 and I didn't want to be beat by a girl. I promtly puked afterwards.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:42:11 PM EST
6:00
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:44:48 PM EST
Mile: 5:30
5K: 16:56

Training: MWF Long distance training. 5 to 10 miles
T&TH Speed work 1/4, 1/2 & full mile sprints. 3miles worth
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:47:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/2/2004 7:49:36 PM EST by quijanos]
Probably the Physical Fitness Test (yearly PT test) the first couple years outta Marine basic training.
I finished the 3 miles in just over 18:00 each time (+/- 10 seconds). I weighed about 175 at the time and 18 years of age. After that it went up a little...
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