I only ask because I've been jogging for three years, ever since quitting smoking (after smoking for 13 years, since I was a teen) and I consider myself to be average enough. I can run a 7-minute mile...barely...and I run two miles in just a shade over sixteen minutes. I can easily run five or more consecutive 10-minute miles. I'm certainly not trying to become some marathon or competitive runner, but I'd like to consider myself relatively in shape. Then I hear about guys I didn't consider particularly fit, running six 8-minute miles in a row and I have to think...is something wrong with me, or are these guys BS'ing me? What's considered normal for "runners," and what should an average hobby-jogger be covering? I'm just curious to see what the other joggers on GT think is the going rate. Thanks!