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July 25, 2012 6:48 PM
Roughly how fast is a 5.0 mph walk.

an awkward question as a 5.0 mph walk is exactly 5.0 mph.

But I was wondering in more descriptive terms what how fast would a 5.0 mph walk look?

Is it almost to the point of jogging?
Edited by fmiller007 On July 25, 2012 6:48 PM
July 25, 2012 6:52 PM
Are you trying to figure out how fast you are walking? Go online and map our you walking route. At 5mph you should cove a mile in 12 min. It's pretty close to jogging. I can't walk that fast lol
  20625167
July 25, 2012 6:57 PM
QUOTE:

Are you trying to figure out how fast you are walking? Go online and map our you walking route. At 5mph you should cove a mile in 12 min. It's pretty close to jogging. I can't walk that fast lol


Wow, there's a way you can map out your walking route on myfitnesspal?

This site keeps getting better and better.
July 25, 2012 7:06 PM
12 minute mile.

and walking/jogging speeds will depends on your things like your stride length. someone with longer legs and a long stride will have an easier time walking a 12 minute mile than someone with shorter legs and shorter stride.

for instance my walk/run threshold is around 5.1/5.2 miles an hour but a good friend of mine is practically jogging at a 4.5 mph speed. we're about the same height, but i have longer legs and take longer strides
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July 25, 2012 7:07 PM
I think she means map the distance you are walking online and see how long it takes to go 1 mile. A 5 mph walk is pretty fast and is a 12 minute mile. I don't think I can walk much faster than 4mph without jogging.
July 25, 2012 7:07 PM
12 min mile
July 25, 2012 7:09 PM
QUOTE:

But I was wondering in more descriptive terms what how fast would a 5.0 mph walk look?

Is it almost to the point of jogging?

Yes, it's powerwalk. I have short legs and I couldn't walk that fast; it would be much easier to jog at that speed for me. Someone with longer legs or more practice powerwalking would be able to do it.
Edited by ixap On July 25, 2012 7:12 PM
July 25, 2012 7:09 PM
I use www.mapmyride.com- to easily plot and easure my walks/runs/ries..... then time myself on the walk I just mapped and do the math. (with calculator , cuz well, my time is limited and my math is slow)
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July 25, 2012 7:10 PM
5 mph. Let's see. I'm 5'11", have a 35 inch inseam, and when I'm walking fast, I can walk 4 miles per hour. 3.5 mph is more comfortable to me. 5 mph is a speed that slow joggers can keep up.

hope some of the replies you're getting are helpful!

If you are near a quarter mile track, it is the pace at which you could walk around once in three minutes.
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July 25, 2012 7:11 PM
I am 5'1" and when I go 4 mph, I look like I'm flying, lol! But my 6'1" husband looks like he's walking a normal stride.

If you have a smartphone, check out Endomondo or MapMyRun. They are free apps so you can try it before you get the pro-versions. (Or just keep using the free one!)

5 mph would be a jog for me.
July 25, 2012 7:16 PM
QUOTE:

Roughly how fast is a 5.0 mph walk.

an awkward question as a 5.0 mph walk is exactly 5.0 mph.

But I was wondering in more descriptive terms what how fast would a 5.0 mph walk look?

Is it almost to the point of jogging?


my normal pace is 4mph. And everybody says I walk very fast. 5mph walking is a very rapid walk. You'll be going faster than some people's "jogging" pace. Average pace for olympic style race walking for the 30 MILE race is about 7mph. For the shorter distances, it's slower, between 5.5 and 6.5mph. So 5mph is actually a heck of a pace.
  11300333
July 25, 2012 7:17 PM
Wow... what a great forum! Thanks, guys!
July 25, 2012 7:19 PM
5 mph would be a slowish run for me.
My brisk walking speed (that I can keep up for some distance) is around 4mph.

To map your run and calculate speed and distance you can use something like Runkeeper or Mapmyrun online.
Or you can get them as apps on your smartphone to track while you walk.
Or you can get the Zombies, Run! app on your smartphone which not only logs your time, distance and pace but also give you a story line complete with zombie chases to get you moving (completely off topic, but lots of fun!)
  4147547
July 25, 2012 7:19 PM
my 'normal brisk walk' is 4.29MPH. I made an exercise entry for myself.
"walking, 4.29 MPH (Zombie Escape Speed)"
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