Ouch ... my fragile ego
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I started with the walking this week (Oct 29, 2013.)
And I've been steadily improving my distance and time etc ... so I was clicking around on various things and I ran across the "1 mile walking test" on Sparkpeople: https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/e1/res
To conduct the test you warm up/walk for 5 mins and then start the clock and go as fast as you can for one mile.
Then you check your times against the charts on the page ... different averages for different age groups.
I've been doing 3-4 miles these past few days at a decent clip -- dragging fatso-the-dog with me ... and I've been keeping track of the pace.
First day was 1.92 miles in 40 minutes (pace of 20.5 minutes per mile.)
Today was 3.92 miles in 74 mins (pace of 18.5 minutes per mile.)
Anyway -- I figure I'm doing ok for the first week -- lots of room for improvement of course.
So I looks at the charts on Sparkpeople -- you know -- to get a good look down my nose and see how I'm crushing the "average hop."
And, lo ... a shocker ... my pace of 18.5 minutes is only in the "FAIR" range (Out of "excellent, good, average, fair, and poor.")
So I figure I best kick 'er up a notch.
And I looks further and, lo, I was looking in the last age bracket - 70+.
In my own age range (50-59,) anything over 16:30 is "poor."