Anonymous asked in SportsRunning · 1 month ago

what speed do you need to be able to run at to do 5k in 20 minutes?

ive been training for over 2 years and once I can hop back on a treadmill I want to see if I can do it at a constant pace rather than changing up and down because that **** is hard with your heart pounding

1 Answer

  • 1 month ago

    20 minutes is 1/3 hour. So, you need to run at 15 kilometers per hour.

    That converts to about 9.32 miles per hour. 

    Most runners use pace, not speed. Pace is the reciprocal of speed. That is, speed is distance / unit time.  Pace is time / unit distance. Converting the speed to pace, and assuming you want the answer in time / mile, you want to run at 6:25 / mile pace.

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