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.
Fitness Minutes: (1,441)
310 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.
Fitness Minutes: (19,222)
488 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.
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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