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How does my run time look?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by JohnUSAFA, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. JohnUSAFA

    JohnUSAFA USAFA 2015 Appointee 5-Year Member

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    Most sources I've read recommended being able to run 3 miles at an 8 minute/mile pace. My current 3 mile time is 21 minutes, and while that is below the recommendation, I'm coming from sea level. While I can't ever be too prepared, I would like to know if my time is adequate for entering bct, considering the altitude difference.
     
  2. johnd9090

    johnd9090 5-Year Member

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    If you're doing 21 minute 5k. That is good. 21/3 = 7 minute mile. I don't think you will be running much more than 2 or 3 miles in one sitting. It's really all about endurance for basic and stuff. As long as you don't die out from the pack, than you're good. Speed isn't as essential as endurance. Just my opinion. Then after basic you just need to be able to run a 1.5 mile run in whatever time. 7-10 minutes is good for 1.5 mil. :shake: Don't worry. Keep running, stay in shape. You'll be fine.
     
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    Envy01 5-Year Member

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    I'm a track and cross country runner, so my viewpoint on times is they can always be faster. That is the key to getting better! But your 3 mile time is excellent, keep up the good work!
     
  4. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot 5-Year Member

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    Tenacity

    Your 5K time shows you have running talent and tenacity. You'll need that tenacity for all the other drills and exercises (flutter kicks for one!) Sounds like you'll do fine. Good luck and hang in there!!
     
  5. raimius

    raimius 10-Year Member

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    You'll be fine with that. That time is well within averages for the cadet wing. Now, I encourage you to keep improving (who wants to be "average?")
     

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