Good time for 5 mile run?

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  1. ZroC

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    I don't do much long distance running. I started out planning a little run but once I got into it I wound up doing two laps of my town which is 5 miles according to an online run distance calculator. With around 30% of that on an uphill slant I did it in 37 mins.

    The record is around 21 mins.
     
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    40 Minutes is the Ranger school standard.
     
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    When I played soccer in High School the first day of preseason was always a 5 mile run which you had to run in 45 minutes or less, or get cut from the varsity team. Most of us would finish it around 40 minutes (I did about 38 minutes every year). Considering that we were all really skinny teenage boys who ran a lot all and that you're already running a 37 minute, it sounds like your cardio is already in pretty good shape.
     
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    Part of it is on an uphill slant , and yet it's a loop. Wouldn't that suggest an equal amount of the route is downhill? Also, 21 min for 5 miles is an absurd pace. I'm betting it's less.
     
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    Ahhh...."army strong"......this is why we have marines.

    40 minutes??? for rangers???? lol.
     
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    There's never a good time for a 5 mile run. I mean, who wants to run for that long? I've got better things to do.
     
  7. 48mpg

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    faster than it was previously.
     
  8. Johann

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    I'm currently in the army, and I'll say that across the board the standards are ridiculously low. The average soldier is a fucking moron, weak, slow, out of shape, selfish, and a shit bag by even civilian standards.

    That being said, you have to put that 40 minute run into perspective. Rangers aren't specialists. These are guys who are expected to be able to carry a 50-60+ lb rucksack a pretty serious distance, while also wearing 40 lbs of body armor and ammo/gear. They're also expected to be strong enough to carry their wounded comrades, wearing same amount of gear. They have to be a blend of stamina, speed, strength, and technical and tactical abilities. If they're able to run 5 miles in 30 minutes, there's a good chance that their other physical abilities are going to take a cut to make up for it.

    Again, I hate the army, it's pathetic how fat and out of shape 90% of the soldiers are. Soldiers are nothing like what the media portrays them to be, or the average civilian expects, so take it for what it's worth.
     
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    If you run 5 miles you're deadlift goes down at LEAST 50 percent. Fact.
     
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    Hasn't happened to me. I love how people still think things like this. I know you are joking, but it cracks me up whenever I read or hear of people who say stuff like this and actually believe it.
     
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    Yeah I know. Last time I wet I America to see my family I couldn't believe how every soldier I saw was huge....not like a small guy but like borderline obese....
     
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    Me either. I don't run 5 miles at a time but I probably run 10+ miles a week w/ Hockey and Biking and my DL is always improving. As far as good times for a 5 mile, anything below 40 would be "good." There are always those assholes doing 5k's in 16-17 minutes so their 5 miles would be around 30 minutes.... :rolleyes:
     
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    I ran a 10k this weekend in 39:03. I was a but bummed I didn't go under 39 but still happy with it. My friend won it in 33:10 but he's like an actual runner.

    This weekend is the universities 5k/deadlift comp. Im hoping for a W.
     
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    These times depress me. Takes me 40 minutes to run 5K..... I guess I should run more.
     
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    so do something about it!!!
     
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    It's the same for the Royal Marines, they say when you first start recruit training you should be able to run 5 miles in 35 mins in trainers or 40 mins with boots.

    Obviously after 32 weeks the times would be considerably less.

    I always aim for 7 minute miles when I run on hills.
     
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    Rangers have to run that while while being exhausted from all their other training. Rested those guys for the most part do 1.5 miles in well under 9 min.
     
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    Most Irish towns aren't built on flat surfaces. They tend to go uphill downhill as if the roads were built over mounds of muck.

    21 mins isn't my record it's the world record if that's what you're thinking.
     
  19. Mike Hagger

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    Sounds like you're in a leg unit somewhere. I've been in Airborne units most of my time. There's a difference between the two. Also a difference between Infantrymen and pogs.

    There's always better jobs where the standard is higher if you're willing to try.


    To the TS, for a 5mi under 40min is a good start. I think a no-shit, non distance athlete, good time is around the 32-35min time zone. That's my opinion. Athletes who dedicate themselves to the 7k-10k events would consider that their distance running pace. But for average joe that's not to shabby.
     
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    True, but I've found when it comes to running, down hill sections don't put in what up hill sections take out.
     

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