Whats a good 3 mile time?

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  1. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    I can do it in 27 minutes after a few weeks of training. What should i be working towards?
     
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    Under 20 min. Though I've only ever done that on a treadmill which is substantially easier.
     
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    18min
     
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    This; this was my pr when I ran cc in high school.
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    I thought track was easier
     
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    Treadmill is easier. My PR for 3k was 18:33 @ 195lbs. I feel if I ever decided to drop all of this mass(relative, big 3 of 1250lbs at the time) and pursue running 100%, that I could significantly reduce that time.
     
  7. PcH

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    You should :bigthumb:
     
  8. Frazz

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    good 3m (5k) for a male non runner 30 minutes. for most people in f&n (who focus their efforts on lifting, but still run) is 18-22 mins. if your a runner (and probably get hated on a lot in here) your time is going to be between 16-18 mins.
     
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    As a runner, I highly doubt people who don't run at all can pull a 18-22 min 5k
     
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    false. on a treadmill you can control your conditions, no wind, no heat, no (less) humidity not to mention it can force you to keep a steady pace throughout your run, whereas running outside anywhere (track or elsewhere) your speed is going to fluctuate.

    a track is going to be a more accurate way of timing a run that say running around the neighborhood, and substantially better for your joints too
     
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    what i meant by 'non runner' is not that they dont run on a regular basis, but their focus is not on running but rather lifting. while i do agree that is a fast time for someone not focusing on running, its realistic imo.

    ***previous post edited for clarification***

    my first 5k i had one weeks notice to train for it and had been focused on lifting for 3.5 months and ran a 19:59, now that i run xc and focus my efforts on running not lifting it is substantially lower
     
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    I was a sprinter in college. We had to run under a 20min 3 mile on a cross country course. Considering I never ran over 600m in my life, running 3 miles sucked. I think I ran 19:20. Glad I stuck to sprinting. I never ran a 4 minute mile, always wanted to. I ran a 5:03 during our fall conditioning test. You had to run under 5:30 to stay on team.
     
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    One day it will happen, just not yet.
     
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    do a time chipped 5k already! (or longer :) )
     
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    who'd you run for?
     
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    depending on your age 23-25 minutes is average/slow

    better than that is good id say
     
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    faceman you a part of any the san diego running groups? .. any races you planning on?
     
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    debating la jolla and san diegotu ..... also a olympic triathalon in march but i need to get my swim on and aso find a suit
     
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    for me any time within the same day is pretty awesome
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    at least you'll admit it
    :bowdown: if your actually getting out there and doing them
     
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    PcH what do you run?
     
  22. PcH

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    My PR for a 5k is 19:08
     
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    Is this a secret brag thread?

    I've run 15:58 for 3 miles in cross country, and 16:12 for a 5K on a track, but all of that was when I weighed 30 pounds less...

    I think sub-20 would be considered a good time for guys, and sub-22 or 23 for girls.
     
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    15:48 PR in the 5k

    4:34 mile in track.

    im going to run a half marathon at the minimum of 8 minutes per mile
     
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    If you still have speed like that (or at least used to) you should be able to hold ~ 6:45 pace no problem depending on the course and conditions.

    And as for the thread starter... your 3 mile time doesn't really "have" to be anything. There's no magic number. If running is important to you, then run more and get faster.
     
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