1.5 mile run test- Fitness tests:
The 1.5 mile run test is one of the most simple and effective fitness tests. The test is a timed 1.5 mile run and by analyzing your time with normative data (below) you can provide a valid measure for aerobic your capacity, however you need to be at near maximum effort to achieve this.
For this reason at least 6 weeks of aerobic training is recommended prior to attempting the 1.5 mile run test.
The official cooper 1.5 mile run test is performed on a treadmill using a 1% incline, however this really is an unnecessary constraint so 1.5 miles outdoors is perfectly fine.
Who uses the 1.5 mile run test:
The 1.5 mile run test is widely used , the army and marines use a 1.5 mile run test as an entrance criteria.
You have to perform the following:
Army 1.5 miles 10.5mins for male 13mins for female
The Royal Marines:
1.5 mile run in under 12.5mins
Then after 1 minute rest
Do a second 1.5 mile run in under 10.5mins
1.5 Mile run test results
|Classifications of cardiovascular fitness on the cooper 1.5 mile run test.|