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Table 2 Age, sex, race training, velocity and time, by race distance

From: An empirical study of race times in recreational endurance runners

  5 km 5 mile 10 km 10 mile Half-marathon Marathon
(N = 1,387) (N = 313) (N = 946) (N = 357) (N = 1,579) (N = 1,022)
Age 34 (29, 42) 34 (28, 41) 35 (30, 43) 34 (29, 42) 35 (30, 43) 35 (30, 43)
Female 532 (38 %) 106 (34 %) 339 (36 %) 137 (38 %) 686 (43 %) 366 (36 %)
Typical Mileage 28 (18, 40) 25 (16, 40) 25 (18, 40) 28 (20, 40) 30 (20, 40) 40 (30, 50)
Intervals 716 (52 %) 165 (53 %) 462 (49 %) 177 (50 %) 839 (53 %) 579 (57 %)
Tempo Runs 773 (56 %) 164 (52 %) 535 (57 %) 208 (58 %) 942 (60 %) 684 (67 %)
Race Time Male 00:20:35 (00:18:20, 00:23:28) 00:34:59 (00:29:44, 00:41:04) 00:44:51 (00:39:48, 00:51:30) 01:14:21 (01:03:41, 01:23:08) 01:39:06 (01:28:00, 01:52:10) 03:28:02 (03:03:23, 03:57:36)
Race Time Female 00:26:01 (00:22:41, 00:29:09) 00:43:34 (00:37:32, 00:49:19) 00:54:58 (00:48:12, 01:02:08) 01:32:00 (01:20:11, 01:44:00) 01:56:32 (01:44:02, 02:12:16) 03:54:36 (03:31:40, 04:30:00)
Race Velocity Male 06:37 (05:54, 07:33) 07:00 (05:57, 08:13) 07:13 (06:24, 08:17) 07:26 (06:22, 08:19) 07:33 (06:43, 08:33) 07:56 (07:00, 09:04)
Race Velocity Female 08:22 (07:18, 09:23) 08:43 (07:30, 09:52) 08:51 (07:45, 10:00) 09:12 (08:01, 10:24) 08:53 (07:56, 10:05) 08:57 (08:04, 10:18)
  1. Given as median (IQR) or frequency (%). Note that data from an individual runner will appear in two or three different columns. Race velocity is given as minutes per mile