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What is the time it takes to walk one mile?

In general, adults walk at a pace of 3 to 4 miles per hour which means that a mile can be walked in about 15 to 20 minutes. There are many people who are slower or faster than this. Walking speed can also be affected by age and gender, your fitness level as well as gender.

How do you determine the walking speed?

If you're contemplating a trip, day out or are training for a marathon or sponsored walk, you need to calculate how long it will take you to walk a mile. Your personal health status can affect the amount of time needed to walk one mile. However, you can include other variables like age, gender, speed, as well as general health.

Walking speed varies depending on the age

It's not the awe-inspiring phenomenon that takes three hours to walk just two blocks with children. There are so many fascinating cracks and walls to be discovered!

You might be surprised by the fact that youthful twenty-somethings actually walk slower that their older thirty-something or forty-something counterparts. This is the truth. When hit our 40s the speed of our walk reduces.

So at just 2.1mph, it would take an average 75-year old nearly half an hour to walk one mile (28 minutes and 34 seconds) and a person aged 23 will likely walk at a speed of 3mph, which would take just 20 minutes to walk one mile.

Speed of walking based on gender

In all age categories men are more active than women. It could be due to the fact that they have longer legs. It is possible that they are more likely than others to be late for something.

Walking at your own pace

Another consideration to make when calculating the distance it takes to walk one mile is whether you're walking in a stroll, walking, or simply cruising down the street. If you are a fan of the air in the country and the fresh air, your pace will be slow compared to when you're worried about missing the train.

Here are some numbers that represent various walking speeds:

Fast 100-119 steps per minute/11 minutes per mile

Normal - 80 to 99 steps per hour / 15 minutes each mile

Relaxed - 60 to 79 steps per hour/ 20 minutes per mile

The mile chart below will provide you with an idea of how long it will be to walk a specific number of miles at a relaxed, normal or fast pace.

The last entry in our chart provides the answer to the question "How much time would the Proclaimers travel 500 miles?" When you are at a normal pace for walking, it takes about 125 hours for the completion of the task.

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