My new lifetime running goal – sub 20 minute 5K

April 25, 2016

I have a new lifetime running goal.

My goal is to run a sub 20 minute 5K. For me this would be fast. Really freaking fast.

To put it in perspective, the fastest I have ever run a mile was 7:14. I ran that in junior high when I didn’t have any extra weight on me. In the years since I have added a bunch more muscle (yay) and fat.

My race times

Pace 5K time When
7:14 22:30 Junior High
9:05 28:14 2011 – turkey trot
8:02 25:00 current 1 mile pace

My Estimated 5K Time

I just started running and I haven’t gone further than a mile (I am on a mile a day challenge). I really have no idea what my 5K time would be. For sure it would be much higher than my 1 mile pace stretched over the 5k race.

I found a running converter where you can enter in a distance and it will approximate your time at different distances.

27:53 (using this online calculator)

That’s only about 8 minutes off of my goal. This is going to be awful/hard/fun.