Running/Fitness The Beep test

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Just thinking about this the other day. Loved running and was the fittest at my local club by some margin. My PB for Beep Test was 17.2 when I was 16 but I usually ran around 16.4-16.8 though. Could also run the 0-20m in 2.8 seconds but didn't have the greatest top end speed. If I done the Beep Test now though would be struggling for 13...... need to get fit again!
 

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Just thinking about this the other day. Loved running and was the fittest at my local club by some margin. My PB for Beep Test was 17.2 when I was 16 but I usually ran around 16.4-16.8 though. Could also run the 0-20m in 2.8 seconds but didn't have the greatest top end speed. If I done the Beep Test now though would be struggling for 13...... need to get fit again!
thats still good though! back in year 12 (5 years ago) i could do 13.2.......dont think i can do 10 now :(

definately need to start running and swimming again.
 

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You say that as though 13 on the beep test in some way = "unfit"...
Haha it's still considered a good run but I'm frustrated with myself for losing all that hard work. I really couldn't help it though with acl pcl problems stemmed from a mild form of lupus disease which for some reason started to show signs when I was 18 yes old. Sucks that the disease is in my family.
 

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So I'm undergoing some fitness testing soon and I need a minimum 10.1 in the beep test to pass. I remember at school I used to run in the 11's somewhere, so this might be a struggle.

What's the best way to train for it? Just do weekly beep tests and look to improve each time? HIIT?
 

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So I'm undergoing some fitness testing soon and I need a minimum 10.1 in the beep test to pass. I remember at school I used to run in the 11's somewhere, so this might be a struggle.

What's the best way to train for it? Just do weekly beep tests and look to improve each time? HIIT?

Do you live near a school where the concrete's smooth and not bumpy at all?
 

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All I ever done when I used to run was to jog 1-2km at slowish pace and just increase my speed until my body screamed for a rest over a space of 6-8km then I would go back to a slow jog as a cool down. For the first 4 or so km I would put in a 100m sprint every 750-1km as well to keep stress on my body.

So that's a 10km run with slow increase of speed with intermittent sprints every 1km for first 4km. Probably rubbish but I had great endurance... Diet I just ate what ever mum cooked up for dinner and the usual breakfast cereal and school lunch. Done that twice a week...
 

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