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dtshen
04-22-2006, 11:48 PM
how far can you run?

ShockBoxer
04-22-2006, 11:57 PM
I jogged a route that takes my bus six minutes in 13 last night. I don't have a clue how far it is but since last year I couldn't jog to the end of my street I thought it was kind of cool. I wasn't even winded (but my shins splintered a bit, even with my insoles... I couldn't have gotten much farther even if I wanted).

Running, though... I doubt I could RUN a half mile.

VariantInterval
04-23-2006, 12:14 AM
exactly when does jogging end and running begin?

ShockBoxer
04-23-2006, 12:28 AM
I determine whether I'm jogging or running by stride length. When I jog each stride is about as long as when I'm walking... just more frequent. When I transition to what I would call a run the strides are much longer. Transitioning to a sprint beyond that sees even more of increase.

deeder
04-23-2006, 12:34 AM
Is this poll actually about running or jogging? I doubt I could run a half mile... But I can jog over 10kms pretty easy.

Stackattack
04-23-2006, 12:45 AM
I was persuaded to run an 8km cross country race a few years ago. It was pretty ****ing hard. If it wasn't for me running as hard as i could for the whole distance due to it being a race. I think i easily could have run 10+ km. Although, i weighed 120 then.

edit: i accidentally voted 8+ miles thinking it was in km's. Even though it clearly says miles.

jasmartini
04-23-2006, 02:07 AM
i can jog about 2 miles lol , but i can cycle 60

Ron Burgundy
04-23-2006, 06:43 AM
i can jog about 2 miles lol , but i can cycle 60


That's kidna weird o.O lol, I usta run 6 miles on a daily basis, 8 shouldn't be hard at all for me, I almost entered into a 15 mile competition, but didn't go.

PS: my mile top was 5:14 when I ran, now I bulk =P.

drew
04-23-2006, 09:31 AM
Until they stop chasing me.

drew
04-23-2006, 09:32 AM
Ron, I once ran a 4:42 mile in high school. I could probably do a 12 minute mile now.

Patz
04-23-2006, 09:46 AM
I don't run regularly, or at all really--just once in a while. It seems that no matter how out-of-shape I get, I can always knock out 2 miles. I'm damned slow, though.

Bam
04-23-2006, 01:55 PM
had to run 5 miles within 45 minutes for soccer to make the team i finished in 44:41 =D

kad
04-23-2006, 02:02 PM
The longest I've run recently was 4 miles in about 30 minutes on the track.

edit: And by recently, I meant sometime last Fall ;)

Stumprrp
04-23-2006, 02:09 PM
longest ive ran was 5 miles and it was no problem, took about 35-40

d'Anconia
04-23-2006, 03:20 PM
I don't get it. Give me enough time and I can run very very very far.

Optimum08
04-23-2006, 03:31 PM
Depends on who is chasing me/who i am chasing.

Optimum08
04-23-2006, 03:31 PM
o and how pissed i am. if i was extremely pissed and had cops chasing me, i could probably run a long while very quickly.

Mercuryblade
04-23-2006, 03:46 PM
After a certain point once I get into a good rythym I probably could run forever, but running is really boring. The most I've ever ran was 8 miles, and it was because I got lost. My current favorite cardio excersice is rowing.

Ron Burgundy
04-23-2006, 04:09 PM
Ron, I once ran a 4:42 mile in high school. I could probably do a 12 minute mile now.


Haha, but I still run and play soccer so im pretty cardio in shape =).

HeavyBomber
04-23-2006, 04:15 PM
Run? lol oh yeah, I gave that up a long time ago :)

dtshen
04-23-2006, 10:11 PM
if i want to do cardio and build up my heart, should i row instead?

deeder
04-23-2006, 11:04 PM
if i want to do cardio and build up my heart, should i row instead?

Run, Row, Swim, Jog, Skate, do aerobics with the girls... Whatever man. It's all cardio... It's not like you can hit your heart from different angles :p

mattburns
04-24-2006, 04:21 AM
done a local charity event near me called the Keswick to Barrow, its 42 miles and the majority walk it.

The last year i did it i ran, well jogged for around 23 miles then walked the rest, finished it in 8 hours odd

Ron Burgundy
04-24-2006, 05:19 AM
Nice Matt, that is awesome


if i want to do cardio and build up my heart, should i row instead?


Man I wish I could row, but no where to row here, and no team, realy cool though.

Xyber04
04-24-2006, 11:07 AM
ran 1.5 miles today (6 laps) with out taking a break, first time ive done it with out taking it easy

Jorge Sanchez
04-24-2006, 11:09 AM
I don't get it. Give me enough time and I can run very very very far.

That's what I was thinking too.

JaCelica2k
04-24-2006, 11:20 AM
I pretty regularly run 10K's now so I am usually training in the 5-7 mile range or shorter.

Alex.V
04-24-2006, 11:21 AM
40 yards = 4.4 seconds

100 meters = mid ten seconds (10.4-10.5)

400 meters = 51 seconds

800 meters = around 2 minutes

1600 meters plus = 45 seconds per mile, assuming I can find parking.

Guido
04-24-2006, 03:26 PM
In the Army, I used to be able to do the 2 mile run in about 11 minutes flat. We would regularly run 7 or 8 miles in training. I think now I could run a mile or two...and not anywhere close to 11 minutes.

d'Anconia
04-24-2006, 03:53 PM
40 yards = 4.4 seconds

100 meters = mid ten seconds (10.4-10.5)

400 meters = 51 seconds

800 meters = around 2 minutes


Ok, we get it, you're fast. I haven't ran a 40 since high school (~2 years ago) but I used to clock 4.4s and 4.5s. I have more muscle on me now but it'd be interesting to see where I'd be at.

Alex.V
04-24-2006, 04:31 PM
The only part you didn't quote was the punch line, dammit.

Sensei
04-24-2006, 04:35 PM
I can run as far as it takes to get the remote.

D Breyer
04-24-2006, 06:33 PM
I'm only in high school... We ran the mile a few days ago and I was pretty pumped to get third in my class by one second, running a 6:20 mile. Just a year ago (very obese) I felt like I was going to pass out after the second lap. (10:00+ mile).

I don't run much, but I doubt I could keep a good pace past 6 miles.

WORLD
04-24-2006, 06:48 PM
I can run as far as it takes to get the remote.

Your one step ahead of me. It must be because your the Great Morpheus.:bow:

jasmartini
04-24-2006, 10:57 PM
i can jog about 2 miles lol , but i can cycle 60
This morning i went out and ran 3 miles, A new personal best for me.:lurk:


I actually am a pretty avid runner and the most I've run is 22 miles. I'm also training for a marathon though. I've been surprised that I still keep getting stronger in the weight room though, I've gotten my bench up to 315 from 225 in about 6 months while still running every day. Although, if I ever wanted to get really serious about either one, I know I'd have to stop one of them. I just enjoy both activities, I'm not an olympic runner or lifter.

That is well impressive. I wanna aim to be able todo a half marathon in 1 years time. Should i run everyday or like 3-4 times a week.

Sensei
04-25-2006, 02:25 PM
Your one step ahead of me. It must be because your the Great Morpheus.:bow:
I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.

ArchAngel777
04-25-2006, 04:27 PM
The only part you didn't quote was the punch line, dammit.

Yep... It went way over FATRB's head...

Goodwinm
04-25-2006, 04:48 PM
40 yards = 4.4 seconds

100 meters = mid ten seconds (10.4-10.5)

400 meters = 51 seconds

800 meters = around 2 minutes

1600 meters plus = 45 seconds per mile, assuming I can find parking.

100m in 10.4??!!! The world record is 9.77 seconds.

Do you have any idea how f**in fast you are Belial? If that is accurate and you can hit that kind of time consistanty you could be getting on the podium at the olympics!! No joke man! Sweet running.
your 400m is astoungin

Guido
04-26-2006, 10:23 AM
Actually a 10.4 or 10.5 in the 100m is not nearly enough to get into the olympics let alone onto a podium. Beleive it or not, there are a lot of guys out there than can run 10.1 or faster consistently. Half a second is an eternity in the 100 and the difference between World class sprinter and just "college level". Still, 10.4-10.5 would win you most high level college track meets and most high school state championship meets.

Do you run track for Duke, Belial?

Relentless
04-26-2006, 10:29 AM
40 yards = 4.4 seconds

100 meters = mid ten seconds (10.4-10.5)

400 meters = 51 seconds

800 meters = around 2 minutes

1600 meters plus = 45 seconds per mile, assuming I can find parking.

That's pretty quick, Alex. Is it helping you on the rugby pitch?

Alex.V
04-26-2006, 10:36 AM
10.4 is a LONG way from 9.77. In the 100 meters, being even a third of a second behind somebody is a pretty terrible ass-whupping, and my speed might not even qualify in college meets. I mean, even being completely simplistic, that's more than 3 meters beind somebody at the end. i.e. you weren't going to catch them. And 9.77... well, that's probably 7+ meters behind the guy (given that a sprinter is traveling a good bit faster than 10 meters a second once top speed is reached) at the end of the race, which is just short of a complete humiliation.

I never did run track for Duke; most of my speed is recent, and definitely a result of the sprinting and lifting I've done in the last year or so. Cal, I stopped playing rugby a while ago. It's an excellent sport, no doubt, but the team practiced at whacky hours (7:30-9:30) in the evening, which often conflicted with work (late lab hours and bartending). It's too bad, but.. eh, I'll live.

I wouldn't mind getting back into it once I'm working a more regular 9-5 job, though. :D


I'm more impressed by the big guys here than are running half marathons. That's just unfathomable. Good strength and power will often translate to good short distance speeds, but to have any kind of aerobic endurance while carrying around a big, inefficient, muscular frame is absurd.

Relentless
04-26-2006, 12:55 PM
I'm more impressed by the big guys here than are running half marathons. That's just unfathomable. Good strength and power will often translate to good short distance speeds, but to have any kind of aerobic endurance while carrying around a big, inefficient, muscular frame is absurd.

I have a friend that ran a half marathon at 235-240 and 9-10% or so.
He's a crap runner, actually. Does it on pure guts and refusal to stop.

He has since gotten married and dropped mass down to 195-198 specifically to be able to do more longer-distance x-country skiing and whatnot with his wife. He said he didn't want to get smaller but it was just too hard to go for any kind of distance while carrying around all that mass.

There IS a proven correlation between strength/mass and muscular efficiency over medium length stuff (30-60 minute durations) as measured by VO2 max and tissue oxygenation. That was one of the kinesiology experiments for which i was a guinea pig back in school. But I would hesitate to apply those results to something like a 1/2 marathon.

Goodwinm
04-26-2006, 04:19 PM
ive seen some runners in the olympics get mid 10's for 100m sprint. But yer i spsoe your right. In the world of sprinting half a second is half a minute when they think about it. I pull out of that arugment before it starts cuz i know i wont win hehe.
Still very fast though. Try get to the under 10 second mark.

Teufelhund
06-27-2007, 04:09 PM
I can run about three steps before it feels like someone is hitting me with a hammer on the shins. If I ignore the pain, then I am so shin-sore for the next month I can barely walk at all.

It sucks.

Bob_1986
06-27-2007, 04:16 PM
My fastest mile was about 8.20 but I can do constant miles at about 11 minutes just about forever. the most I ever did was 13 and got bored and ran home.

Chris686
06-27-2007, 09:21 PM
Old topic, I guess I missed it.

I used to be pretty fast. Not sure of exact numbers, but I was a receiver in high school and as fast, if not faster, than most of the running backs on the team. Just wasn't quite as agile.

I haven't really done any sprinting since I played football though.

Shouji
06-27-2007, 11:13 PM
Fastest mile time was about 6:20, could do alot better though.

nddillon
06-27-2007, 11:14 PM
I consider both jogging and sprinting part of running.

Sprinting - the speed as if someone was chasing you.
--------Maybe 1/2 mile
Jogging - the speed as if not to become winded
--------Once I ran from 10pm to 5:30am

LouPac
06-28-2007, 11:53 PM
I consider both jogging and sprinting part of running.

Sprinting - the speed as if someone was chasing you.
--------Maybe 1/2 mile
Jogging - the speed as if not to become winded
--------Once I ran from 10pm to 5:30am

You can all out sprint for 1/2 mile? With your 22" arms? I call BS on multiple accounts.

nddillon
06-29-2007, 02:05 AM
2 laps around the track sprinting...yea I think I could handle that.

You calling me out little man???

Where do you live anyway, Lou?

LouPac
06-29-2007, 03:00 AM
2 laps around the track sprinting...yea I think I could handle that.

You calling me out little man???

Where do you live anyway, Lou?

NJ. Why, you want to prove it to me in person?

McVein
06-29-2007, 03:59 AM
A sprint being a full paced run, as in as fast as you can go.

No, you cannot sprint 2 laps of a track, you might be able to do iy 3/4 pace, not sprinting though

McVein
06-29-2007, 04:00 AM
--------Once I ran from 10pm to 5:30am

Why?

mikesbytes
06-29-2007, 04:48 AM
40 yards = 4.4 seconds

100 meters = mid ten seconds (10.4-10.5)

400 meters = 51 seconds

800 meters = around 2 minutes

1600 meters plus = 45 seconds per mile, assuming I can find parking.

100mtrs 10.4, 400mtr 51 seconds. Man you are fast. I'm an ex competitive runner and you burn me easy at those distances, but I've got ya in the 800mtrs (in my youth).

How far can I run? Nothing, I've injured my knee. In January I jogged for 72 minutes at a slow pace, no idea how far. Anyway I can still race on my pushie, despite the knee.

Alex.V
06-29-2007, 08:48 AM
I can accelerate pretty well.

It's maintaining that's not so good. :)

For example, I just ran 5 miles yesterday. Slowly. And felt like I was going to die.

In fact, I may actually be dead. I'm not sure yet.

markdk86
06-29-2007, 09:04 AM
I used to do 10k runs, 4 miles then the other 2. This was when I was 205lb and got to the gym more often... now it hurts to do 1-2 miles because I'm getting back into it. Wish I liked treadmills, it is so much easier :D.

If only I had a beach to run on, that would be nice.

Organichu
06-29-2007, 09:20 AM
I ran 22 miles a few weeks ago. I estimate that balls to walls I could hit 25-27.

nddillon
06-29-2007, 10:27 AM
Why?

A friend of mine and I were staying with his family outside of New York City, we went there on the last night to run. We thought we had been running about 3 hours when the sun started coming up. By that point it was a football practice jog.

-Superman-
06-29-2007, 11:07 AM
It depends on if running = jogging. When I ran track I could run several miles. I 'ran' the 400m, 800m mostly. In practice, I could run the 100m, 200m, and the mile. If jogging at a fast pace is running, then I could easily do 8+ then and today with little to no training. :)

jtteg_x
06-29-2007, 04:44 PM
just down to the liquor store which is few yards.


most ive ever done was 1.5 miles and that was testing myself for police physical exam.

Mr. _____
06-30-2007, 10:13 AM
Most I've ever run was 12 miles during winter track last year, and I don't mean jogging at 10:00 mile pace. I also ran a 53.4 400m and 4:55 mile. Judging by the trend in your PRs Belial I think we'd have ourselves a good race in the 600. :)

Bikkstah
07-06-2007, 08:35 AM
Did a full Marathon on the 4th. 26.2 miles byaaaah.

ectx
07-06-2007, 09:05 AM
back when I ran I'd do about 26 + miles once a week every other week on my training runs. I got injured before my marathon so I never completed one. My pace would fluctuate between a 7:45 and 8:00 minute mile...which isn't fast unless you consider keeping it steady for 26 miles. It translates to roughly a 3:30 marathon.

Now I'm just a fat blob who can barely run 3 miles on a good day. LOL.

Noxon
07-07-2007, 10:41 PM
I put < 1/2 mile. I never run anymore, so I really don't know.

I think it probably depends on what's chasing me. If it's angry, armed men, I would rather fight than run any day. If it's wasps / hornets, my ass is runnin!

All time best mile was 4:07 set at soccer camp during the summer of 6th-7th grade. Pretty much an all out sprint as I remember it, but all I ever did back then was run and run and run.

SpecialK
07-07-2007, 11:41 PM
Actually a 10.4 or 10.5 in the 100m is not nearly enough to get into the olympics let alone onto a podium. Beleive it or not, there are a lot of guys out there than can run 10.1 or faster consistently. Half a second is an eternity in the 100 and the difference between World class sprinter and just "college level". Still, 10.4-10.5 would win you most high level college track meets and most high school state championship meets.

Do you run track for Duke, Belial?

Really? When I ran track in high school, we had a sprinter on our team who ran a 10.2 and placed 2nd in the state.

I wasn't a sprinter, but maybe the state just had a really competitive field of sprinters that year :scratch:

IgniteMyRockets
07-13-2007, 01:44 PM
8 miles
hard work during the day and if its sunny
8 miles easy during a rainy night

blackboard
07-13-2007, 02:06 PM
Back in Okinawa I used to run about six miles every other morning mostly uphill. On a flat surface I'm good for 8 but You couldn't get me to run 400meters now that I'm free.

CarlP
07-13-2007, 05:52 PM
I might be able to run a mile without puking.

IgniteMyRockets
07-13-2007, 08:30 PM
40 yards = 4.4 seconds

100 meters = mid ten seconds (10.4-10.5)

400 meters = 51 seconds

800 meters = around 2 minutes

1600 meters plus = 45 seconds per mile, assuming I can find parking.

are you sure thats right??????
i run a 4.4 40yard dash, but aaround 11.1-11.4 100meter dash and i'm a top speed guy not an acceleration guy...

redivote
07-14-2007, 12:42 AM
used to be in a very good shape, but got down...
now i barly run 3 miles...

Fuzzy
07-14-2007, 03:15 AM
Dude. Sprin work with the sprinters at the insitiute leaves me winded at 20m into the 100 saying 'you go on! *gasp ill catch up to you later' and then collapsing.

Alex.V
07-18-2007, 12:18 PM
are you sure thats right??????



let me check.



yep.

Alex.V
07-18-2007, 12:21 PM
By the way, man. If you run a 4.4 40 and claim to NOT be an acceleration guy... you might want to check your 40 time. The fastest Olympic sprinters typically cover the first 40 yards between 4.2x (Maurice Green in his record-setting 100) and 4.4x seconds.

This means that if you're doing a true 4.4 40, and hitting 11.x in the 100, then you have ABYSMAL top speed. :)

IgniteMyRockets
07-18-2007, 01:35 PM
By the way, man. If you run a 4.4 40 and claim to NOT be an acceleration guy... you might want to check your 40 time. The fastest Olympic sprinters typically cover the first 40 yards between 4.2x (Maurice Green in his record-setting 100) and 4.4x seconds.

This means that if you're doing a true 4.4 40, and hitting 11.x in the 100, then you have ABYSMAL top speed. :)

100m olympic sprinters get burned by the fastest football playres in a 40yd dash...
olympic sprinters 100m sprinters aren't that fast for the first 40yds compared to football players... if champ bailey and asafa powell raced 100m dash... champ baily would reach the 40 yd mark faster... but powell would burn him up in the last 30meters...

however professional world record 60meter runners get 3.8-4.1 when they hit 36.5 meters...

Alex.V
07-18-2007, 01:45 PM
100m olympic sprinters get burned by the fastest football playres in a 40yd dash...
olympic sprinters 100m sprinters aren't that fast for the first 40yds compared to football players... if champ bailey and asafa powell raced 100m dash... champ baily would reach the 40 yd mark faster... but powell would burn him up in the last 30meters...

however professional world record 60meter runners get 3.8-4.1 when they hit 36.5 meters...

You're arguing you're a top speed guy... the 40 is about power and acceleration. Yet proportionately, you have a devastating 40 and weak 100.

The final 50-60 meters of a 100 is about maintaining speed and form. Clearly this isn't your strong suit, judging your performance against other 100 meter specialists. Against world record holders, you would easily pace them through the 40 (which I find hard to believe given your age and size), and give up over a full second to them in the maintenance phase.

And as far as I know, Maurice Green has one of the fastest 60 meter times in the world as well. And his 40 was in the 4.2 area, NOT 3.8 to 4.1.

I'm very, very curious where you're getting your numbers.

btw, football players' 40 times are horrendously exaggerated, even at the professional level.

mikesbytes
07-18-2007, 08:26 PM
Yeh, I doubt that if measured correctly that a football player could beat a sprinter over the first 40.

The sprinters body is tuned specifically to sprinting, where a football players body is tuned to do a number of things.

I've seen similar comments with high jumpers vs basket ball players and Australian Football League (AFL) players. Yeh sure.

IgniteMyRockets
07-20-2007, 03:53 PM
And as far as I know, Maurice Green has one of the fastest 60 meter times in the world as well. And his 40 was in the 4.2 area, NOT 3.8 to 4.1.

I'm very, very curious where you're getting your numbers.


i'm curious about your numbers too...

james68
07-22-2007, 11:45 AM
btw, football players' 40 times are horrendously exaggerated, even at the professional level.

This is very true, which makes me have to ask, if your speed and strength numbers are legit, I would imagine that at least one NFL scout would be interested in meeting you.

I don't know how easy it is to walk on to an NFL team, but you seem to have world-class speed and strength in a 230lb package. Add in a sub 5 mile at that weight, and I'm guessing you have world-class conditioning as well. I imagine someone, somewhere, in some sport, would be interested in that and it has to pay better than making 12k posts about it at wannabebig.com.

Alex.V
07-23-2007, 09:31 AM
This is very true, which makes me have to ask, if your speed and strength numbers are legit, I would imagine that at least one NFL scout would be interested in meeting you.

I don't know how easy it is to walk on to an NFL team, but you seem to have world-class speed and strength in a 230lb package. Add in a sub 5 mile at that weight, and I'm guessing you have world-class conditioning as well. I imagine someone, somewhere, in some sport, would be interested in that and it has to pay better than making 12k posts about it at wannabebig.com.

That would be assuming that A) I have any skills at football, and B) all I do is post endlessly on WBB. :)

Having the raw numbers do not equate to talent on the field. I've worked with enough athletes at all levels to know this better than most. And the part you're unsure about... how difficult it is to walk on, has a very simple answer: TREMENDOUSLY difficult. There are plenty of guys coming out of college who miss the scouts when they're playing, then play IM leagues, semipro ball, etc. for years, and never get a second glance. There's a ****load of luck, a lot of politics, and a huge time commitment involved in even getting a scout to look at you once you're out of the usual channels. If every guy out there who has good acceleration, has a decent level conditioning, (A five minute mile is world class?), and good big three numbers in the gym were given the opportunity to try out for a team, the teams wouldn't have time for much else.


The subtle dig at the end of your post wasn't particularly witty, but I'd assume it was either to indicate skepticism or true puzzlement. If it's the latter, you're a little naive, for the reasons mentioned above. If it's the former, get a life.



Ignitemyrockets- go look them up. I'm curious where you're getting your numbers because they're wrong.

Alex.V
07-23-2007, 09:32 AM
btw, if you DO know an interested scout, I live in Durham. Send him my way. it does beat pharmaceuticals.


These scouts... they're talent scouts. Total package is what they look for. Most of them aren't in the market for 27 year old gym rats who played football in high school, and who happen to be quick on their feet.

But, ****, a man can dream.

Guitar90
07-23-2007, 01:02 PM
done a local charity event near me called the Keswick to Barrow, its 42 miles and the majority walk it.

The last year i did it i ran, well jogged for around 23 miles then walked the rest, finished it in 8 hours odd

That's insane... the London Marathon is only 26.2 miles lol

JustinF
07-23-2007, 05:24 PM
I ran 2 miles the other day and thought I was going to die.

james68
07-24-2007, 06:09 PM
(A five minute mile is world class?)


I wasn't saying a 5 minute mile is a world-class mile time, I think I said that at your weight a sub-5 mile is probably indicative of being in pretty amazing shape.

In fact, basically you have the 100m, 400m and 1500m times of an olympic decathlete, all in a much, much larger package. I would imagine the few decathletes that weigh in near 230lbs are very, very tall. In my book, olympic level performance in those three areas, especially at your size, probably equals world-class conditioning.

Furthermore, since I believe you mentioned that you don't run track at Duke, it seems as if you've done all this almost accidentally, making your accomplishments, and perhaps your untapped potential, even more impressive. Any chance you could give a picture of what your weekly/monthly training schedule looks like?

As far as the NFL, maybe it is an impossibility, especially if you are 27 (I figured you were younger based on listing your location at Duke). In that case, please, let me apologize apologize for my inexcusable naivete. ;)

mikesbytes
07-24-2007, 06:55 PM
How fast can veterans run the 100mtrs in?

Alex.V
07-24-2007, 09:51 PM
I wasn't saying a 5 minute mile is a world-class mile time, I think I said that at your weight a sub-5 mile is probably indicative of being in pretty amazing shape.

In fact, basically you have the 100m, 400m and 1500m times of an olympic decathlete, all in a much, much larger package. I would imagine the few decathletes that weigh in near 230lbs are very, very tall. In my book, olympic level performance in those three areas, especially at your size, probably equals world-class conditioning.

Furthermore, since I believe you mentioned that you don't run track at Duke, it seems as if you've done all this almost accidentally, making your accomplishments, and perhaps your untapped potential, even more impressive. Any chance you could give a picture of what your weekly/monthly training schedule looks like?

As far as the NFL, maybe it is an impossibility, especially if you are 27 (I figured you were younger based on listing your location at Duke). In that case, please, let me apologize apologize for my inexcusable naivete. ;)

I'm somewhat insulted that you would consider my years of intensive, well-researched, consistent, hard training an accident.

I do train a few track athletes, incidentally, and I'd like to think I do a much better job at it than the majority of the asshairs who get their paychecks by designing cookie-cutter crap routines for genetically gifted athletes. (I won't mention the names of any coaches here).

And your naivete IS inexcusable... one does not have to look much further than my profile to see my age, and a quick review of the threads I have started would show my training journal, which details my routine quite thoroughly. If you're going to e-stalk me, please do so thoroughly so you don't continue asking questions that I've answered many times throughout the years. ;)

Yes, I think a 5 minute mile is pretty good. However, to my knowledge, most decathletes can do a 400 in well under 51 seconds, usually in the 47-49 second range to be competitive. And I've posted nothing on other events. I'm not sure how I'd do at the javelin, but I think it would be ugly. Regardless, again, you're probably somewhat narrow-minded if you think that somebody with some talent at running several different distances would make a good decathlete. You seem to confuse speed and strength with aptitude at a given sport, as is evidenced by you throwing out one sport after another that I could compete in. Yes, if I were given the opportunity early on in life, I think I could be a pretty damn good athlete now. Believe it or not, some good athletes DO post here. :)

I do excuse your curiosity, but please do try to learn a little bit about your target before firing shots across the bow.

Guido
07-31-2007, 03:45 PM
How fast can veterans run the 100mtrs in?I've seen some Vietnam vets run it in under 14 seconds with one leg missing. ;)

mikesbytes
07-31-2007, 04:01 PM
Jokes aside, I'm actually interested in how fast a veteran athlete could do the 100mtrs in

Altephor
07-31-2007, 04:46 PM
Not very far at all. I have almost no cardiovascular endurance. I used to run cross country and was always close to last.. took me about 28-30 min to run 3.1 miles.

Gunshow
07-31-2007, 08:08 PM
How hard is it to run 1.5 miles in <9 minutes? I want to know because that is part of the physical testing to become a policeman, its worth about 40-50% of your overall mark(from what I've heard) and it's the only thing i'm a little unsure about...

mikesbytes
07-31-2007, 08:35 PM
How hard is it to run 1.5 miles in <9 minutes? I want to know because that is part of the physical testing to become a policeman, its worth about 40-50% of your overall mark(from what I've heard) and it's the only thing i'm a little unsure about...

Its a piece of cake if you are a runner, dam hard if you ain't.

Gunshow
07-31-2007, 08:44 PM
hmmm i was hoping for "if you practice it once or twice you should be able to do it" damn looks like i better start training

mikesbytes
07-31-2007, 09:33 PM
How long does it currently take?

Detard
07-31-2007, 09:43 PM
hmmm i was hoping for "if you practice it once or twice you should be able to do it" damn looks like i better start training

Just another goal to work towards. Give it a try now and time yourself. See how you do. Keep training at it and you'll have it no problem

Gunshow
07-31-2007, 10:44 PM
Not sure how long it takes now, i can run a mile under 10, thats all i know... all I have is time to get ready for the testing, just better to have everything worked out as far in advace as possible...

mikesbytes
07-31-2007, 10:54 PM
So your not running at the moment? How long before the test?

Sensei
07-31-2007, 11:55 PM
How hard is it to run 1.5 miles in <9 minutes? I want to know because that is part of the physical testing to become a policeman, its worth about 40-50% of your overall mark(from what I've heard) and it's the only thing i'm a little unsure about...
If the only thing you're sure of is that you can run a mile in <10mins, then you better start running A LOT...

I'm sure I could run two miles if I absolutely had to. I'd probably collapse and die immediately after finishing however...

Bob
08-01-2007, 07:27 AM
How hard is it to run 1.5 miles in <9 minutes? I want to know because that is part of the physical testing to become a policeman, its worth about 40-50% of your overall mark(from what I've heard) and it's the only thing i'm a little unsure about...
The question is, can you run one lap in under 1min 30 secs??
Why?
Because that is how fast you will have to go!! 6 laps = 9 mins!!
If you can run one lap in under 1min 30secs, then your training should be pretty easy and quick. If not, then you have a long hard road ahead.

When is your test?

If you can one lap in 1min 30 or less, then you will need 13 sessions to train yourself. Perferably with 1 day between sessions...

Session 1 - Run 1 lap in 1min 30sec, rest 1 min, repeat 7 times (total=1.75 miles), then do 2-4 sprints of 50-100 meters and a cool down lap of any speed you want..

Session 2 - Run 1 lap in 1min 30sec, rest 55 secs, repeat 7 times (total=1.75 miles), then do 2-4 sprints of 50-100 meters and a cool down lap of any speed you want..

Basically.. with each session, you are reducing your rest period by 5 secs. Until you finally are at

Session 12 - Run all 7 laps @ 1 min 30 sec pace (total=1.75 miles), then do 2-4 sprints of 50-100 meters and a cool down lap of any speed you want..

Session 13 - Test yourself - How fast can you run 6 laps, 1.5 miles... a good idea would be to run 5 laps @ 1min 30sec b/c of you are used to it, then pick up the pace for 3/4 lap and sprint the last 1/4 lap..

GL.. and have fun..

Guido
08-01-2007, 08:51 AM
Jokes aside, I'm actually interested in how fast a veteran athlete could do the 100mtrs inDefine "veteran athlete". Do you mean an experienced elite olympic sprinter or the average experienced athlete or gym goer who doesn't do much sprinting?

Guido
08-01-2007, 08:59 AM
FWIW it's going to vary widely depending on build, training, age, gender etc. but a probable range for a typical adult male 180lb 25-30 year old athlete/gym goer who runs maybe 2 or 3 times a week might be in the low 11 second range up to high 13 second range. Anybody running the 100m in the low 11's or less is probably either a naturally freakish athlete or a trained sprinter.

Case in point, most very good local high school senior sprinters would be in the high-10's to high-11's. A state level HS sprinter might run high-10's. A state champ or national level high school sprinter might run mid-low 10's. A top college 100m sprinter would run mid-low 10's, too. Anything under 10.1-10.2 is getting into Olympic level caliber. Top Olympic guys can run under 10.0 consistently. The World record is about 9.76 seconds.

redFury
08-01-2007, 09:06 AM
How hard is it to run 1.5 miles in <9 minutes? I want to know because that is part of the physical testing to become a policeman, its worth about 40-50% of your overall mark(from what I've heard) and it's the only thing i'm a little unsure about...

Pretty tough... thats 6min/mile pace. Anyone will tell you thats pretty quick... I reached that after several months of training.

Guido
08-01-2007, 03:37 PM
Yeah, that's definitely pretty quick.

jeffsed
08-02-2007, 07:20 PM
I'm doing around 3mi whenever I run, but in the past was up to as much as 8 mi. Trying to get back in shape though.

Invain
08-02-2007, 07:48 PM
The last mile I attempted to run was in track two years ago, and I came in dead last, even after the 300+ pound shot putters. I have absolutely NO endurance.

LouPac
08-03-2007, 03:50 AM
I haven't ran more than 2 miles in at least 5 years. I decided to run 5 k yesterday and to my surprise I ran the 1st mile in 7 minutes and ran the whole 5 k in 24:08. Now what sucks is that I'm probably going to start running more to better my time.:rolleyes:

Organichu
08-03-2007, 06:09 AM
YES! I feel as though I can finally feel like one of the top dogs in something... I haven't felt this since the third grade lol.

I can run 24 miles in ~2:58:45.

Hephaestus
08-03-2007, 08:42 AM
Wow exellent run, 24 miles..sheesh. I can Probably run 4-5 atm, would be exhausting though. After football season i probably can put in 7-10. Our practices feel like what cross country would feel like in pads, i imagine.

Talking_God
08-04-2007, 04:44 AM
The last mile I attempted to run was in track two years ago, and I came in dead last, even after the 300+ pound shot putters. I have absolutely NO endurance.

Amen Brother. My mile is like..8:58 last time I ran it. That would probably beat out the 300lb shot putters, but I really don't have any endurance.

benchaholic777
08-04-2007, 07:03 AM
how far can you run?

Depends on how big the guy chasing me is.:p

Alex.V
08-04-2007, 04:50 PM
I just did 10.5. In 97 degree heat.

It sucked ass.

mikesbytes
08-04-2007, 07:33 PM
I just did 10.5. In 97 degree heat.

It sucked ass.

Warmer = less wind drag

Clifford Gillmore
08-04-2007, 08:40 PM
I can run about 3km in 20 minutes cross country, never tried running track or anything like that.

mister manager
08-05-2007, 01:18 PM
organichu - good luck in the marathon dude
if you ran 24 in 2:58 and change i definetly think you can run 26.2 in under 3:10 and qualify for boston (assuming your marathon is a boston qualifier) so go do it

Organichu
08-05-2007, 09:21 PM
organichu - good luck in the marathon dude
if you ran 24 in 2:58 and change i definetly think you can run 26.2 in under 3:10 and qualify for boston (assuming your marathon is a boston qualifier) so go do it

Thanks, man. :)

I am tentatively hoping for 3:15:00, but 3:10:00 would be fantastic. I'm not sure if my race is a prereq. qualifier for anything... I don't think it'll matter, because I don't really want to do this again. While I do enjoy running, I have other fitness ambitions. It'd be unworkable to pursue strenuous gymnastic-esque training with severe endurance training.

Itsnotaboutme
08-19-2007, 08:35 PM
I really have never ran till I dropped, but I know I can run 2 miles through the woods. Because I play man hunt with some friends and I was hunted all over the place for like 2 hours. Btw I won

Bikkstah
08-20-2007, 10:09 AM
Currently 26 miles in about 2:45, my goal is 2:15 for Ironman 2008. That's a 7.5mph pace.

Alex.V
08-20-2007, 12:54 PM
Currently 26 miles in about 2:45

Dude, that's a 6:20 pace.

Relentless
08-21-2007, 07:36 AM
Anthony recently referred to 5k runs as the "iceberg lettuce" of training. Which I thought was pretty funny.

I for one am surprised at the number of people that say they can run 8+ miles. That's pretty damn good. I've never run more than 10k (about 6 miles) myself.

100pr00f
08-21-2007, 08:38 AM
i can run 200 feet...then i pass out

Bikkstah
08-21-2007, 01:04 PM
Dude, that's a 6:20 pace.

Sorry, 3:45

Alex.V
08-21-2007, 01:41 PM
Sorry, 3:45

I was just going to commend you on wanting to come within 10 minutes of the marathon world record after a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike. ;)

razorcut
08-21-2007, 02:45 PM
how far can I run? probably about 5-6 miles right now...that would be pushing it. My runs on cardio days are usually around 2-3 miles.

Bikkstah
08-21-2007, 05:41 PM
I was just going to commend you on wanting to come within 10 minutes of the marathon world record after a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike. ;)

The run will be the worst part for me.

pbal17
08-21-2007, 06:45 PM
i can only run a few miles..probably 3

235orbust
08-23-2007, 04:25 PM
I wasn't saying a 5 minute mile is a world-class mile time, I think I said that at your weight a sub-5 mile is probably indicative of being in pretty amazing shape.

In fact, basically you have the 100m, 400m and 1500m times of an olympic decathlete, all in a much, much larger package. I would imagine the few decathletes that weigh in near 230lbs are very, very tall. In my book, olympic level performance in those three areas, especially at your size, probably equals world-class conditioning.

Furthermore, since I believe you mentioned that you don't run track at Duke, it seems as if you've done all this almost accidentally, making your accomplishments, and perhaps your untapped potential, even more impressive. Any chance you could give a picture of what your weekly/monthly training schedule looks like?

As far as the NFL, maybe it is an impossibility, especially if you are 27 (I figured you were younger based on listing your location at Duke). In that case, please, let me apologize apologize for my inexcusable naivete. ;)

lol you might as well try out for an nfl team, it looks like you already have a fan club forming

murray421
09-21-2007, 03:22 AM
ran 1 miles every day

tigo
10-17-2007, 07:01 AM
who's that guy that runs hundreds of miles a time?

read it somewhere but can't quite put my name on it?

ryuage
10-17-2007, 02:42 PM
I used to regularly run 8 + miles but Id be happy to finish 3 every now and then.

1mmort4l
10-17-2007, 11:07 PM
who's that guy that runs hundreds of miles a time?

read it somewhere but can't quite put my name on it?


Wasn't that Forrest Gump?


:zipit:

Patz
11-20-2007, 08:12 AM
I don't run regularly, or at all really--just once in a while. It seems that no matter how out-of-shape I get, I can always knock out 2 miles. I'm damned slow, though.

LOL..I saw this thread, and didn't pay attention to the date, and was just about to give the same damned answer!

Wheels Magee
01-07-2008, 08:40 AM
My longest run I have ever done is 21 miles, and I averaged 6:50's the whole way. Me and some of my track buddies were bored out of our minds one day, and it was about 60 degrees out, and sunny, perfect running weather, so we decided to see how far we could go while still going under 7:00. The deal was, one you went above the 7:00 mark, you were out, and we all pitched in to give the winner 50 dollars.

Killa Kurt
01-09-2008, 09:01 PM
Who cares...lol

pulse
01-10-2008, 02:32 PM
How hard is it to run 1.5 miles in <9 minutes? I want to know because that is part of the physical testing to become a policeman, its worth about 40-50% of your overall mark(from what I've heard) and it's the only thing i'm a little unsure about...

Dude, that blows. I just graduated the fire academy and we have classes next to the police academy and we actually ran a practice physical test with them when they were running the real deal. They had 1.5 miles in under 15 minutes to pass. I won't get into my thoughts on that because ours was like 12 minutes and we all made it easily. Good thing they didn't have to do the CPAT, they would have been embarassed.

Mark!
01-10-2008, 04:44 PM
At fire Academy here we had to run the mile, full turn out gear and just finish under 15 minutes to pass.

At Police Academy it was required to show improvement in each of the 4 physical tests throughout the academy. We had an entrance evaluation, and each test afterwards, you had to show improvement. We weren't timed in a pass/fail manner. We focused more on weight training and stable running more than anything.

pulse
01-11-2008, 01:55 PM
At fire Academy here we had to run the mile, full turn out gear and just finish under 15 minutes to pass.

On air? I would have sucked that bottle down... of course we used 30 minute ones not the 45's.

so_calmaxwell
01-26-2008, 09:45 AM
8+

I don't know about everybody else but after a mile My whole body goes numb and its really just a matter of I-pod battery life past that point,

Every other day i run/jog for a full 60 minutes around a dirt track.


On a conservative average over an hours time it easily maintain 7 minutes a mile.

60 / 7 munutes is about 8.5 miles every time i run..


Always feels great afterwards.

I always feel like I can keep going.

Goatboy94
02-03-2008, 05:12 PM
Non stop or like jog/sprint/run/walk?
Non stop 2-3 miles depending on how i feel

Irish Pilot
02-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Running....ugh. :( 2-4 for me.

SMK41
02-13-2008, 11:46 AM
The farthest I've ever run is 4 miles. I could probably do more but I don't have a huge desire to do long distance running. I've done a 5K in 25 min which I guess isn't an amazing time or anything but I'm proud of it b/c 4-5 years ago or so I couldn't even run a whole mile without walking a little.

k_nine110
02-28-2008, 02:30 PM
had to run 5 miles within 45 minutes for soccer to make the team i finished in 44:41 =D

Congrats on that!!! Especially at the weight of 185.

I usually run my 2 miles in about 13:45 - 14:15 or so in spring or summer and about 15:30 - 16:30 in the winter months.

I was running 10k's in Korea for the hell of it but once I got back to off season weight of about 195-205 I backed off.

Tumbler
03-02-2008, 05:55 PM
we got tested in our mile times at school. I got 6:42 without training at all. I thought I did pretty good.

HP666
03-04-2008, 08:15 AM
who's that guy that runs hundreds of miles a time?

read it somewhere but can't quite put my name on it?

Forrest Gump

mickyjune26
03-04-2008, 08:22 AM
I fall farther than I can run. I got winded walking my dog today.

Blacksmith
03-09-2008, 10:14 PM
I think me and my wresling team jogged about 6 miles and I could have gone more so....

frank
03-21-2008, 01:36 PM
i can only run about a half a mile before i get winded

thewicked
03-21-2008, 09:40 PM
I can run to and from the dinner table... :D

randommetalguy
03-24-2008, 08:43 PM
I typically run 2 miles when I go to the gym but if I had to run as far as I could without stopping I would have to say 5 miles.

MillerTime1485
05-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Yeah i'm far to stocky for long distance running, I could probably push myself 4k if I had to but I'm more of a sprinter.

the.powerhouse
05-19-2008, 07:26 AM
regularly run 13 miles. I recon I coudl run a marathon, but why should I put my body through the agony:-D?!

Jumpingj
05-24-2008, 02:39 PM
12K... Last week, hurt like hell

Goodwinm
05-26-2008, 02:35 AM
I can jog a couple of miles. I've jogged to my local kfc and back which is just 2 miles last week. (didnt stop for chicken either)
I ran that in about 15 minutes at 215lb bodyweight. I am a lot heavier than I was a year ago.


I remember doing the 100m spring in high school at 150lbs @ 5ft 5 in 12.5 seconds. Now 65lbs heavier I doubt I could hit that timeagain!

BG5150
05-29-2008, 08:26 AM
exactly when does jogging end and running begin?
Some people say jogging is running at less than 6 mph (10 minute mile).

I get tired just driving a mile these days! ;) I used to be able to run (jog, whatever) probably around 5 miles. I used to do 5 times around the drill field at Va Tech which is 0.8 mile around.

emjlr3
05-31-2008, 04:18 PM
there was a time when i could run indefinetly (or so I thought - i never ran anything farther then about 4 miles, was always too boring for me)

though I can't really call that running - running to me is the pace just under sprinting - I would call what I did jogging, which is a pretty large speed range IMO

as far as running goes I doubt I could run much more then 1 lap around the track without falling to my knees - but jogging - that could go on until I was just too bored to continue

Eric Downey
05-31-2008, 07:24 PM
I run to the wendy's when the door is closeing does that count.

Willie
07-04-2008, 09:34 AM
I've done two marathons (26.2 miles), several half-marathons, and for my 40th birthday last year, I attempted a 40 miler.

Unfortunately, I collapsed from dehydration at about mile 38.
:(


And this jogging/running thing is just semantics.

If your feet leave the ground mid-stride, it's _not walking_ therefore, it's running.

I know some speed walkers who can almost walk as fast as I can sprint.

Incidentally, I did a lot of walking during my 38 mile "run," less so in the marathon.

mikesbytes
07-04-2008, 04:32 PM
Willie, how do you go with injury's?

Willie
07-04-2008, 07:48 PM
Willie, how do you go with injury's?

I have a good, solid base of running and I make sure to wear proper shoes and take good care of my knees.

Willie
07-05-2008, 02:30 PM
who's that guy that runs hundreds of miles a time?

read it somewhere but can't quite put my name on it?

Dean Karnazes.

mikesbytes
07-05-2008, 04:24 PM
I have a good, solid base of running and I make sure to wear proper shoes and take good care of my knees.

I was a competitive runner in my youth, but nowadays whenever I start running again, I end up with an injury, currently got heal spur (solious plantis [spelling?])

TheGMan
07-07-2008, 08:02 AM
I do quite a lot of running, i have done a few half marathons and now just tent to do a 10/15 miler every now and again on a sat morning.

I bought myself a pair of puma runnign shoes http://www.pro4sport.co.uk/running/shopexd.asp?id=5661

And they are the best thing i have ever bought, make me run sraight and no pain in the knees!!

borracho
07-07-2008, 10:15 AM
...I run to the refridgerator during commericals....

sixtyfive65
08-14-2008, 09:24 PM
Ran 18 miles last week, i'm a distance runner though

ryuage
08-15-2008, 01:04 AM
unless that is 18 miles in a day... 18 miles/week is hardly anything if that is your weekly mileage

powerboy93
01-03-2009, 10:05 AM
i can run a two miles in 15 minutes... but i can sprint much faster.

Circuit5kv
01-10-2009, 12:58 AM
I stopped getting tire from running o i started swimming. Whoa!!! big difference. First time i did 3 laps. i am now up to 30 laps nd my endurance is way better now.

tpagels0
02-03-2009, 09:14 PM
i can run a marathon if i train for it...last time i was timed was for d2 soccer try outs and i was one of the slower guys on the team with 3.1 miles in 18 min 30 sec

ELmx479
02-04-2009, 07:04 AM
When I raced motocross and was in good shape I could run 2 miles in 11:27 and would jog to my girlfriends house a few times a week which is 5.2 miles. At the moment I could run an 1/8th mile, maybe a 1/4 mile but that would be pushing it.

Ike
02-25-2009, 04:25 PM
how far can you run?

Right now I'm currently training for a half-marathon. I am able to run without stopping for about 2 miles. After that, I can only really run about half a mile at a time without stopping. But i've found that if I don't go so long at first, that my overall time is lower.

All together, running and walking, I can go about 10 miles before I have to stop. Sometimes if my asthma starts to get bad, I stop earlier... but 10 miles is my goal for every tuesday and thursday.

Godssoulja
02-28-2009, 06:05 PM
"We all run a bit faster with a bit pull, rottweilder and several police crusiers after us.":outnumber:

BigTallOx
02-28-2009, 07:38 PM
At one point in my life, I ran 5 miles a day, but back then I was weak. But now, run, why? LOL ( I ski for aerobics. Run, lol, why? ) IMHO, I don't want to look like a runner/jogger, so I don't run.

slashkills
02-28-2009, 07:39 PM
how far can you run?

depends, How far do i have to run?

evilxxx
03-01-2009, 01:11 AM
I was in the Army so yeah...I used to run but why run now? maybe if I get chased by a Cane corso or a Pit bull..not afraid of rotweilers..LOL I think my best ever 2 miles was 12.90 ...not big into running.