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PCOLAGATOR Posts: 298
9/17/12 3:08 P

2 miles in 20 minutes would require running. Most people can't go from being inactive to suddenly being able to run a 10 minute mile.

Age is really a number. I'm part of a group that walks twice a week. There's a 71 year old woman that can walk faster than everyone else in the group including teenagers and those in their 20s

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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
9/17/12 2:48 P

Not only is 2 miles in 20 minutes a run, that's a pretty fast run. I don't run that fast. For reference, my usual running speed is about 12 minutes per mile - 24 mins for 2 miles. I'm pretty slow, but still, 20 minutes is 9.5kph - that's smoking!

You were never asked to "walk" two miles in 20 minutes. You've forgotten something about it. Maybe it was one mile. Maybe it was 30 minutes. Two in twenty isn't a walk.

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PCOLAGATOR Posts: 298
9/17/12 2:00 P

2 miles in 20 minutes would require running. Most people can't go from being inactive to suddenly being able to run a 10 minute mile.

Age is really a number. I'm part of a group that walks twice a week. There's a 71 year old woman that can walk faster than everyone else in the group including teenagers and those in their 20s

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”
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9/17/12 10:26 A

2 miles in 20 minutes is a run, not a walk, for probably 99% of the population.

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,441
9/17/12 9:39 A

Here's a 1-mile fitness test you might find helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1496


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9/17/12 9:38 A

Measure what you can do now and then aim to improve it. Age is not the best indicator of what you should be able to do.

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9/17/12 7:52 A

Maybe I'm a naive 41 year old, but age is just a number. Just start timing yourself and walk as fast as you can. Once you determine how fast you are able to walk, then start working on improving your time. Don't limit yourself based on age.

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MUSTANG0421 Posts: 2,734
9/17/12 6:47 A

Many years ago I was in a program that required me to walk two miles a day within 20 minutes six days per week. I was in my early 30'sI have no way to gauge how fast I should walk but I can not do two miles in twenty minutes. Is there a formula or fitness test that would indicate the speed or time for waking that also takes into account ones age?

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