Uses of running times


Running time is the time of running a known distance, e.g. 10km. You can improve your own personal record (time) by following different training methods and training schedules.

What is the best time to start training for running races?

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You can start your preparation as soon as you feel comfortable and fit enough to run 30 minutes non-stop. It depends on how often and how much time you will spend on running. This website gives a good insight into beginner marathon runners. There are different kinds of schedules regarding different kinds of runners. You have to know your own situation and find the best running training plan for you.

What are the uses of running times?

1- You can check your running times in various training sessions, e.g. you have run 10 km in 50 minutes, the next time try to beat your record.

2- You can use training logs, which provide summarized data about distance, pace, and time for each workout. The advantage of this tool is that it may help you with motivation between training sessions.

3- There are many runners who would like to know how long it takes them to run 1 mile or 10 km. Knowing that you can estimate the time of your race in any competition!

4- You can compare yourself with other runners using running times, find someone faster than you, and beat him/her! It is also a great way to motivate yourself.

5- Track listings are not obligatory, but it is very helpful if you want to run faster. Some runners use track listings as a training plan. If they have planned that they will run 2 miles in 12 minutes – next time try your best!

6- You can improve your technique by watching running times. If you are losing speed in the middle of running or slowing down, it means you are not running properly. You should start learning proper running techniques, they may improve your results.

What are the advantages of running times?

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1- Running times help you to perform better and achieve your personal best.

2- Running times are the perfect tools to measure your progress.

3- You can compare your running times with other runners using track listings.

4- It’s free!

What are the disadvantages of running times?

1- You can’t use running times as a universal table, because every runner has their own pace. However, there are online calculators for conversion between different units used in the tracklisting. Anyway, we hope that this website will help you with calculations and estimations. It is also important to know your time for 1 mile.

2- You should jot down your running times as a part of a training log. It is also a good idea to include weather conditions, distance, and other necessary data.

3- Track listings may not be accurate – you have to check them every time before comparing them with your previous results. Please visit your local track and find your own track listing. This may help you with accuracy.

4- You have to be patient! To gain a good result, you need time and patience. You should not expect great progress in a very short period of time, because it takes some time for the body to adapt. It is also worth mentioning that there are runners who improve their performance after several years of running.

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