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Question #7001 posted on 08/03/2004 4:03 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,
If a person is walking at a normal pace and is approximate 5'6" tall, how many miles an hour are they walking? How long would it take to go a mile?
Walking Wonder

A: Dear Walking Wonder Wonderer,

It would help if you gave your stride length and whatever a 'normal' pace is. Luckily I am omniscient so I will fill in the gaps. Since you are 5'6" your average stride length is about 26.5 inches. You can take 5 steps in about 4 seconds, (this may be a little slow). After a little number crunching here are the results.

  • You walk normally at about 2 mph.
  • It would take about 30 min to walk a mile.