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Really slow 1mi test time

Started this discussion. Last reply by Beth L. Jul 6. 6 Replies

After a long lead-up over the past six months after being not much of a runner at all, I did my one-mile test yesterday with a heart rate monitor. I almost certainly went above the described effort…Continue

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Beth L. replied to Beth L.'s discussion Really slow 1mi test time
"This is really helpful, thanks for the info and help Eric!"
Jul 6
Tim Smith replied to Beth L.'s discussion Really slow 1mi test time
"Glad to help, Beth!  Thanks, Eric!"
Jul 2
Eric Orton replied to Beth L.'s discussion Really slow 1mi test time
"Great advice on the goals Tim!"
Jul 2
Eric Orton replied to Beth L.'s discussion Really slow 1mi test time
"Hi Beth - I agree with Tim, as it is just a number to start with and just a benchmark for your success. Right now, most of the runs in the program are by HR, so focus on those and you should see great improvement for the next test. And it is OK to…"
Jul 2
Beth L. replied to Beth L.'s discussion Really slow 1mi test time
"Thanks Tim, that's good to hear! I have low expectations for my normal pace, but it was discouraging that my 1mi best wasn't even on the chart. I think I'll just extrapolate to find my speed zones."
Jul 2
Tim Smith replied to Beth L.'s discussion Really slow 1mi test time
"Hi Beth, Don't be discouraged about your numbers. I just did my tests after getting back into running and I had to wrestle briefly with myself to not compare myself to where I was six years ago. Instead, I'm using it as a challenge to at…"
Jul 2
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Really slow 1mi test time

After a long lead-up over the past six months after being not much of a runner at all, I did my one-mile test yesterday with a heart rate monitor. I almost certainly went above the described effort level since I was pretty wiped at the end and my heart rate average was 185. But despite going over on effort, my mile time was 10:26, which is slower than the slowest time on the chart in the book.Am I too slow or too bad a runner to start this program? Or should I just extrapolate slower speed…See More
Jun 30

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