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Walking Test

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Today I read a SP article which outlined a fitness test for walking. The test was to walk one mile, flat surface, as fast as you could. A chart showed the ratings, based on age.

I was curious how I would measure up, so off I went to our school track with my stopwatch. Of course, being the competitor that I am, I wanted to be in the "Excellent Range", but I was just 15 seconds too slow (or else 2 years too young!) I finished at 14:57, in the "Good" Range. (To rate Excellent I would've needed to do it in less than 14:42.)However, considering there was a time in my life, not so very long ago, that I couldn't walk half a block without getting winded, I'll take "Good"!!!
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    i think it was 2 yrs. too young
    2806 days ago
    OK, let's celebrate GOOD! It isn't Excellent, but it is really, really good......
    2806 days ago
  • GATOR12
    It is good to test ourselves but also to compare the results w/previous fitness levels. Comparing myself to me is what I count on most. I have been so mean to myself to compare myself to others and feel I always come up short. No more, I'm gaining in strength & ability==so much ahead of where I was and that's all that matters.
    2807 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Well done, I think it deserves an excellent & a medal.

    2807 days ago
    emoticon MN, you've improved your fitness and that's what counts.
    That is quite a pace emoticon
    2807 days ago
    They should have a category for GREAT! I think that time is better than GOOD, it's GREAT! Seriously, you must have been almost running, weren't you? To get that finish, you must have been pretty darned light on your feet!
    And you're right - compared to where we've been, Good IS GOOD!
    2808 days ago
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