How fast can a normal hard worker run a 5k?

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  1. rEdShawks

    rEdShawks Brown Belt

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    Lets say you have the average american(genetics wise) and he trains 5-6 times a week hard and right, how fast do u think 6 months of hard work will get him

    I think hard work by itself, without genetics will enable someone to run a 5k in somewhere between 16:20 and 17:30
     
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    dude, seriously, stop making threads. Combine all your questions (One's that cannot be answered in the FAQ) into one thread. Please
     
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    Jeebus Crisp another running thread!!

    You took the words out of my mouth Alan
     
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    I'm clairvoyent, that's all.


    You want a....taco?
     
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    18 minutes. duh.
     
  6. indigoluxe

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    Average american genetics? Probably 30 minutes... sorry but lol
     
  7. machine29

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    Depends on various factors

    What shape are u in before u start training?
    How tall are u? what do u weigh?

    Are u built for speed?

    a 16 minute 5k is outrageous. Seriously, that is usually top 20 in a state high school meet.

    So the average guy, Yeah, bout 30 minutes honestly.

    I've been running for 2 years, I am 5'8, 185 pounds and I run under 2 hour half marathons and the best I've ever done a 5k is 22 minutes.

    So there are tons of factors that go into it.
     
  8. fistVSface

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    Honestly it all depends on the individual. I've met guys in great shape who can't run for shit. For some it may take a long time to reach that level. Personally, I was running 17:50-18:30 5k's after about two months of dedicating myself to distance running (3-6 miles 5x/week). I didn't use any sort of special diet, I kind of just ate whatever I felt like. Of course running comes a bit easier to me than bigger guys because I'm 5'8" and 150 lbs.
     
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  10. fistVSface

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    No reason to be a dick. The TS is asking a question as if there is one definite answer. Since he provided no information about himself, I was giving my personal input.
     
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    Sorry


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    My appologese
     
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    k sorry, i wont make any more
     

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