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#### Simulated

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##### At what speed can you run a 4 minute mile?
« on: 08/03/2008 03:29:37 »
I don't know any of them fancy converions and all that stuff, but if my speed remained constant how fast would I have to be moving to run it in 4 minutes? in 5? in 6?

Thanks Sim :)

I ran a mile earlier with a speed between 7-9, most of it was a little over 8 mph and i ran it in almost exactly 8 minutes.

#### Bass

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##### At what speed can you run a 4 minute mile?
« Reply #1 on: 08/03/2008 04:36:18 »
a bit of simple algebra will give you the equation

s = 60/t

where s = speed (velocity) in mph
t = time in minutes to run the mile

for example, a 4 minute mile--     s = 60/4
s = 15 mph

#### Simulated

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##### At what speed can you run a 4 minute mile?
« Reply #2 on: 08/03/2008 04:51:30 »
Thanks I'll start pluging them in!

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##### At what speed can you run a 4 minute mile?
« Reply #2 on: 08/03/2008 04:51:30 »