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Walking a marathon at late pace

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May 2016
7:29pm, 3 May 2016
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Kieren
I always wondered what a walking marathon time *could* be so I timed my walk to the train station today which was a bit of a rush.

At my walking pace of 6:50 min/km, sustained*, that would give a marathon time of 4:48:20

What's your walking / commuting marathon time?

(* I realise I couldn't sustain that walking pace for marathon distance - jogging would be more efficient)

Also, I know some clubs do speed walking events - what sort of pace over distance to you guys hit?
May 2016
7:31pm, 3 May 2016
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Kieren
pace calculator at the link
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May 2016
8:05pm, 3 May 2016
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Ndwdave
50 mile walking record is 7:23. Pretty lively
May 2016
8:13pm, 3 May 2016
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stuart little
Extrapolating from the 3:23 50k wr, peak walking marathon pace would be around 6:51/mile (2:59:xx)!
May 2016
8:14pm, 3 May 2016
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Kieren
wow - I would never miss a train at that pace
May 2016
8:21pm, 3 May 2016
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Ndwdave
Parkwalk would be fun
May 2016
8:34pm, 3 May 2016
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Bazoaxe
You cannot walk at 6:51mm pace.....these guys are running
May 2016
9:25pm, 3 May 2016
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jdarun
Well my wife says I never get both feet off the ground together - and her photos pretty much support that. So I must be sub-3 walking :-)

IIRC some careful analysis of race walkers proved that they basically all ran. The role of judges seems to be to decide how blatant the running is allowed to be before disqualifying them.

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