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10 minute mile

Is this slow? this is about as fast as I can run. How should I build up to a 9 minute, 8 minutes, so forth? TIA

Tue. Oct 10, 11:27am

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I don't think a 10 minute mile is slow. To get faster, just up the speed every so often by a tenth of a mile and work your way up. Be patient, but persistent


Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 11:35 AM

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This is a great time, your pretty fit, cause I am in pretty good shape and when I run I am about 10 minutes, to get a better time, run more often during the week, and give yourself days to rest. Also when your running outside give yourself bench marks, like if you stopped at the stop sign on the corner keep going the next time pass it and stop at the next corner instead, something like tha and inch your way to progress.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 11:58 AM

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For more information on running a great site is: coolrunning.com
They have message boards too where you can post questions and get answers from runners, like yourself.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 12:18 PM

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It really depends on why you are running. If you are running for weight loss and general fitness, 10 min/mile is a good pace. If you can run 6 or 7 ten-minute miles you are GOING to be losing weight and firming up.

A 10 min/mile is not a great race pace, though.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 1:13 PM

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It is a great race pace, for some. If you expect to win a race you will have to get much faster. Somewhere near 4-5 minute miles. However, for a average or beginner you are running right on pace.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 1:31 PM

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how to speed up

get on a treadmill and run your normal pace till you're warmed up. Then when the minute ticks over (:00) push the speed up for 30 seconds, then back down for 30 seconds, then back up, back down... this is called 30-30s. You can do it outside too but IMO it is more satisfying when you can tell exactly how fast you are going. So I was stuck at 6mph (10min mi), now I can crank it up to 8.4mph -- for very short periods at least! Still working on being able to run faster for longer periods. It's fun though, and certainly feels like a more effective/efficient workout (ie, exhausted and sweaty!) Someone told me that Bush could do a 7min mile back when he ran a lot -- I use that for motivation!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 10:17 PM

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10 minute miles are not slow! it's a great pace to work your way up in distance... just add another mile to your longest run each week.

if you want to cut down time, i'd suggest doing some interval runs... alternating regular pace and a harder pace. (and listening to some fast tempo songs can help!)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 11:20 PM

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I've lost weight doing 3 eleven-minute miles, 5 days per week.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 2:13 PM

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oh, yeah, I second the comment about fast sound track -- try the podrunner podcasts, they're free and have very compellingly-rhythmic beats at different speeds.

Thursday, October 12, 2006, 10:20 AM

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10 minute mile

Where do you get the free podcasts?

Thursday, October 12, 2006, 3:24 PM

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