This was a great thread on the old Stat, if it’s been made here feel free to delete.
The title doesn’t pertain to your current state of fitness, but rather your current position and circumstances. From wherever you’re posting, how fast could you cover the 5280 feet?
If you decide to change clothes/shoes that’s fine, but the clock starts NOW, so you must decide how to most efficiently appropriate your time.
For example, me: I’m currently in my fourth-floor dorm room. No shoes, but athletic clothing. Assuming it takes me 25 seconds to put on and tie my shoes and 45 seconds to get down to the ground floor, I’ll be outside at about 1:10 with about 1500 meters left. I’d roughly estimate there are 400 meters of ice/snow in the fields around my dorm until I could get to the road, so add about 1:50. For the last 1100 meters I figure I could run 2:50, all things considered. That puts me around 5:50.
PS - this is in the playground because an ex-thrower who’s sitting somewhere in workout clothes on the ground floor could clearly make better time than a 4 minute miler who’s on a bus.