Should even an out of shape person be able to run 1.5 miles in 15 minutes?
- .Lv 76 months ago
Some can, some can't. Some people who are fit, are just slow. Being able to travel 1.5 miles in 15 mins doesn't necessarily indicate a person's level of fitness.
I'm miserably slow right now (every time I build up my time, I end up with an injury or issue that keeps me out of running for a while). My current pace, when I'm fresh, is over 13 min/mile at present. Not at all what I want it to be, but it is what it is. Based on that (13 mins/mile) it would tend to take me 19.5 mins to travel 1.5 miles. I'm not 'in shape' but I'm not a couch potato either (I've been back into running since Jan of this year and am well into a half marathon training program for an Oct HM.
- 6 months ago
You can Power walk a mile in 10 minutes if in fair shape but if you are referring to an extremely obese out of shape person just even running or walking a 1.5 miles would be a feat in itself without basic weight loss and disipline
- Jogger2425Lv 66 months ago
Probably not. In general, no. But, I agree with Pearl. Everyone is different.
I was out of shape when I started running. It took several weeks before I could run a mile without slowing to a walk. When I finally did, that mile took 12 minutes. Had I been able to continue at that pace, it would have taken 18 minutes for 1.5 miles.
Three years later, I was able to run a mile in 6:17, in a race.
Now, age is catching up with me. I'm in relatively good shape, but it is hard for me to run a mile in 10 minutes.
If it would be challenging for me to run 1.5 miles in 15 minutes, being in relatively good shape for my age, I would be surprised to meet someone who can do it when out of shape.
- NancyLv 66 months ago
That's only 6 miles an hour. That doesn't even require running, just speed walking.
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- 6 months ago
Some people are so out of shape, they need assistance to even walking to the bathroom.
- PearlLv 76 months ago
depends on the person, everyone is different
- Anonymous6 months ago
No, l don't think so lol. l can't do that, and l'm in-shape with abs.
- SamLv 76 months ago
You can almost walk a mile in 15 minutes if you walk as fast as you can.
- wobafettyLv 66 months ago
An extremely out of shape person? I can't see it being possible. Some people cant run 30 feet without giving into the pain.