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Is your cardio fitness based on how fast you can run a mile? Does 2 miles really matter?

Because i can do a mile in 7:10, but then i'm gassed and just slow down and end up turning 2 miles into 20 minutes
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
To my understanding only a couple of minutes is used to measure your heart rate.

Yet... That 7:10 minutes seems very slow! I ran my first 6 minute mile in the 6th grade. 🤷🏻‍♂️
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@MntoNc that 6 minute mile was a presidential ward run for all 6th grade schoolers! Only about ⅒ of the class won it.

Actually ran it in 5:58 seconds. Just barely enough to get the ward.

A few were much faster than me!
MntoNc · 31-35, M
@DeWayfarer im talking about when you said suggesting a doctor like im in bad condition or something. Do i look like im in bad condiiton?
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
@MntoNc I said see doctor because I have no idea what is wrong with you physically.

It could be anything. Heck covid has been known to effect runners.
Adrift · 56-60, F
I Like to know how many miles I can go in a certain amount of time, for my own self competitive reasons.
My cardio involves more HITT interval training.
It gets the job done more efficiently.
MntoNc · 31-35, M
@Adrift its better than "running" but what is actually really just jogging. What you do is good, because it builds muscle since its anaerobic.
CakeByTheOcean · 26-30, F
It’s about your heart activity, not about how far you run.
MntoNc · 31-35, M
@CakeByTheOcean yeah but id say the rate in which you could run a mile shows your fitness level. Obviously if it took you 15 minutes to run a mile you wouldnt be in great shape. But if it took you say, 6 minutes, youd be in great shape. Most people can't do 6 or 7 minutes though

 
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