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SJrunner1 Rookie 4 posts since
Jan 15, 2010
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Jan 15, 2010 5:58 PM

What is your fastest mile, 800, 1000, 2 mile and 5k?

I am asking this question because I have entered my Prs for some of these events into a running calculator that tells you how it compares to in another race(i.e what time it is equivalent to) and some are much better comparatively speaking. It makes me wonder "what kind of runner I am" and also how other runners' performances change with different races.

  • ExperiencedRunner Amateur 31 posts since
    Jan 19, 2010

    It really depends how old you are.  When I was in high school, my fast 5 k was 17:20; and my fastest 2 mile was 11:20,  But now that I have been out of high school for many years, I am , way, way slower than that.


    It also depends on gender too, although I have know some female runners that could smoke me away as well as other runners......

  • ExperiencedRunner Amateur 31 posts since
    Jan 19, 2010

    I used to beat people all the time in the two mile.  Here is how I did it...I never ever started the race with a sprint, never. If i did that I would be oxygen debt very quickly and that would be the end of me.  Instead, I would go out slower, and after the first 1/2 or so, then i would speed up.....and what would happen is that i would catch and pass many runners who would "poop out" after the first mile.....


    I did the same thing when I ran cross country 5K races.....


    That may be how others beat you..but really you have to find what works best for you.  May be you are different than me and can start at race with a full sprint and just continue pass until the end?


    The other thing you caught on to, is that I was a much better cross country runner that I ever was in track.... I found the track experience really quite boring.  around and around i went on the track..eight times for two mile....


    I loved cross country, actually winning outright several races when I was the top JV runner. and was varsity my junior and senior years, where my team was runner up for State of Michigan championships...All that and I did not start running cross country until my sophomore year in high school...


    Enough about me...I am glad you are trying to figure out how to be more successful.  With that attitude and a willingness to learn, you can not help but improve and reach your goals......

  • Leadville Fan Pro 177 posts since
    Oct 8, 2009

    I don't know on the first, I try not to keep track; My fastest 5K in a 5K race was 33 min.  I'm not all that fast, I don't have a long stride, and I am missing both ACLs, along with a few other muscles in the knees.  I run for me, not for anyone else.  I haven't come in last, and that's how I want to keep it

    adult running life commenced: March 2009

    2014: Rural Route 13.1 (Esbon, KS)

    Wabash Trace half marathon (IA)

    Hartford CT (October)

    Newport RI (next day)

    Tufts 10K (MA)

    Santa Fund Run (NH)

    2013: Running with the Cows (Lenexa KS)

    Wabash Trace half marathon

    Detroit Free Press Marathon (AWESOME event!, not an awesome finish time).

    2012 Rock n Roll USA Marathon 5:28:53 unseasonably hot day, full sunshine, sunburned and dehydrated during race

    Omaha Maraton 5:17: __ yeah, new PR! Too bad the brain got in the way and slowed me down! ---recycled glass finisher medals.


    April Fools 5K 32:13.7 age division: 28/71

    7th half: Kansas City Hospital Hill 1/2--this thing is tough, but the heat/humidity were tougher: 2:45:43

    8th half: Park 2 Park 1/2-New PR 2:21 and change

    St. Louis FULL Marathon (my first!!!) Hilly, hilly, course full of turns 5:24

    Sullivan Bros. Veterans' 5K 30:10 New 5K PR


    4th half (5/1/10) --ran injured, DUMB move.

    Sullivan Bros. Veteran's 5K/10K (11/2010) 1:07:17.7

    6th half: Vegas half (12/2010) New PR! woot woot. 02:27:58


    St. Patricks 8K (Wash. D.C.) (3/2009)

    1st half 3:04 (5/2009)

    10K 1:17 (10/31/09) HOT, humid, Kaua'i

    3rd half: Vegas 1/2 (2:34:48) (12/2009)

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  • triplematchpoint Rookie 4 posts since
    May 31, 2010

    400 - 1:02

    800 - 2:38

    1600 - 5:37
    3200 - 12:47
    5K - 21:03
    4 Mile - 28:11
    10K - 45:37.37
    15K - 1:15:58.6


    I'm a 15 year old male, all of those times are within the past 4 months.

  • pmarzec34 Amateur 8 posts since
    Apr 26, 2010

    Mile was 5:00, 800 was 2:04, 2m - 12:00 and 5k is 20:20 (not very well considering the rest are decent) I'm mostly a middle of the pack runner.

  • XC-DAN Rookie 1 posts since
    Jun 28, 2011

    Mile: 4:41.23
    800: 1:58.
    2 mile: 10:03.12
    5K: 15:47


    Its been a while since ive ran those kinds of races. A lot of the races I race now are 10k or longer.

  • Arty95 Rookie 2 posts since
    Jul 2, 2011

    well I just finished my first year of highschool... and i got my fastest mile at 5:30, 2:25 800, 11:50 2 mile, and my 5k was in the high 19s.... strange because when i did sprinting in middle school track (and one meet in highschool) i got medals, but i could never get close to medals with long distance yet (except 2 xc meets)... i guess i just have to invest time in the longer distances

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