I just bonked on my first attempt at the Coopers test. I warmed up for 5 mins walking, then ran for 8.57 mins, and covered .83 of a mile... which makes my average 10.46 minute mile pace and my best 7.44...
my hr was average 173 and max 181, sooo, i would love to call this a max hr test instead of a Cooper's test, lol!
I couldn't complete it cos i just couldn't believe i'd been going for less than 12 minutes! If i had trusted i'd got my garmin programmed right i may have walked the last 3 mins and then it would be a true coopers test.!!!
I was not expecting much tbh, because i know that my pace on a good day last year was just under 13 and i only started back 11 weeks ago...
I was coughing and wheezing at the end which is a bit depressing and it' s hard not to be disappointed
Right at the start of the test 2 guys went past doing 7 or 8 min miles and I just forgot my sense and started on a bit of a sprint... so instead of finding out how far 12 minutes takes me i think i got my maximum heart rate.
I have been selling loads of stuff on ebay and amazon that has been lying around for too long... stuff that I did not think would go, but it has!!! not all of it but a lot of stuff... feels like making money, but really i'm getting a little back from things i shouldn't have bought in the first place!
So i think 9.36 min miles for 12 mins is out of reach at the moment, but at least it was a cool time to try out the virtual partner on my garmin....!!! I was ahead by about 100 ft at one point!