Walking 1 mile Fitness Test SP article
Sunday, March 03, 2013
For my age, between the chart shows between
15.06 and 19.12 minutes per mile.
"Poor" fitness would be more than 19:12 min.
Execution: SP suggests that you DO NOT attempt this test until you are routinely walking for 15 to 20 minutes several times per week. Do not perform this test on a treadmill, as it will skew your results. Warm up by walking slowly for 3-5 minutes. When you are ready to begin, start the clock and begin walking as fast as you can while maintaining a steady pace. You can slow down and speed up as you wish, but the goal is to complete the mile as quickly as possible. Stop your watch or check your time at the end of the mile to the nearest second. When finished, keep walking for a few minutes to cool down. Follow up with a few stretches.