Anybody else running 6 milers?

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  1. If there's anyone who's training at the minute who run 6 mile runs, how long does it take you to run them?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Use the stickies.
     
  3. 40 minutes is a good time I would say. Think of it as 4 back to back 10 minute 1.5 milers.
     
  4. 8 minute miles or better.

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  5. That's what I'm running at the minute, I done my third 6 miler on Friday and each mile was ran at around 8:01-8:20 with a total time 49:00 minutes. I'm going for Paras so I'm aiming to knock another 4 or so minutes off before the 21st of Jan for my ADSC.

    Running 6 miles in 40 minutes is totally unrealistic, you would have to Avg a 06:40 min/mile pace for 6 miles. To get the correct PFA time on PRAC you need to Avg 06:12 min/mile.
     

  6. No it isn't. I know plenty of people who do 6 milers in 40 minutes. AND they are RAF. The skinny fcukers.
     
  7. If you say so.
     
  8. I bet they're shit with weight
     
  9. One is RAF Regt and has no problem with weight, the other is a Supplier and has no need to.

    I also knew a Royal Marine who set himself the goal of running a 10 miler every day for a year. He had it down to 40 minutes in the end. True dit.
     
  10. Dillon -- it doesn't mean that you are a shite runner or unfit. If you did enough 6 milers you'd get the time down massively. It just so happens that there is a particularly nice 6 mile (and an 8 mile) running route around my camp and lots of people do it.

    Keep doing your thing - it sounds like you won't have any problems.
     
  11. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    6 miles in 40 mins is not especially fast. Under 30 is fast, 40 is just so-so.

    PS the fastest 10 mile in the world is over 44 min, so the true dit above may refer to a 10km Royal.
     
  12. To be fair I have only ran a few 6 milers so if I train on them frequently I'm sure 40 minutes is achievable. The route I run is a 1.3 mile route which is repeated, it has two prominent inclines so I think If the route was flat I could loose a couple of minutes anyway.

    Thanks.
     
  13. Bollocks, young 'un. If have ever run cross country you'd know that a 6 mile route time should be under 35 minutes, under 30 minutes if you want to get a good place. It's only 6 fecking miles ffs