There is immense variation that depends on your conditioning and intrinsic abilities (muscle fiber distribution, etc). When I ran cross-country, my mile PR was a bit under 5 minutes, and the best time I had for the 5k was around 18 high or so.
RE: How close should ones mile time relate to 5k time Ã—/- seconds?11/17/2016 3:52PM - in reply to TrackBot
Keep in mind that VDOT and McMillan tend to be predict relatively fast times at long distances for young, undertrained runners. I'd guess there are a lot of 5:08 high school milers who would be a minute slower than the time predicted by the calculator.