I ran .85 miles in 4:30 without pushing myself fully for the last decent amount. So assuming I keep this pace, it'd be a 4:53 mile time. This is with zero prep, little stretching, and not pushing myself. Not to mention I run once a week.
I feel good about it. If I trained a little more, hydrated, and stretched a ton before the run, how low do you think I could get that number? Is it something that with some training, I could compete in meets?
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4:53 isn't bad at all, especially considering that you're just starting again!
My fastest mile time is about 4:40, but I'm a girl. I try to run 3-6 miles every day.
But try to keep up your endurance. If you can run a 5k in about 20 minutes, that's really good. Running one mile is nothing compared to 3 miles.
Do stretch though! It's vital to running, not that it makes you run faster but it prevents injuries.
Definitely push yourself. If running is fun to you, then pursue it. If you trained more and dedicated yourself to it, you could probably run a 4:30 mile.
Good luck! Make sure to get a good pair of trainers!
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