• It's easy to see why when you consider that 5 miles of threshold-pace running will take 40 minutes for an athlete whose threshold pace is 8:00 per mile, but only 30 minutes for an athlete whose threshold pace is 6:00 per mile. A 5-mile threshold run is therefore a much harder workout for a slower athlete.


  • If youre not physically active, or if youre old, or if youre overweight, it can be quite hard. Five miles in 40 minutes calculates to an eight minute mile, which for the average person, is pretty fast. Even if you ARE physically active, it can only take you so far.

    Additionally, is 5 miles in an hour good? A good long distance runner can do 9 miles in an hour, an elite athlete can run 13 miles in an hour! But as you dont want to be an elite athlete then you will be ok running at 5 or 6 miles an hour. An average running mile time is 7 min and walking is 15 mins so 12 isnt bad but its not good either.

    Subsequently, one may also ask, can you run 5 miles in 30 minutes?

    30 minutes for 5 miles (or 8,000 meters which is a little less than 5 miles) is not a difficult task for most college runners or anyone who has had any experience with running, BUT averaging 6 minute miles for 5 miles is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for the vast majority of healthy college-aged men, regardless of how much

    What is the average mile time for a 40 year old?

    The average running speed per mile in a 5K (5-kilometer or 3.1-mile race) is below.

    Average running speed per mile in a 5K.

    Age Men (minutes per mile) Women (minutes per mile) 40–44 10:28 12:24 45–49 10:43 12:41 50–54 11:08 13:20 55–59 12:08 14:37

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