First baseline mile run: 8:40. Since I'm 53 and not a runner I was pretty happy with that.
This is going to be FUN!
A 2011 study in middle aged men found that a single mile run test was a fair predictor of future CHD mortality. Men in their 50s who could run a mile in 8 minutes had optimal cardiovascular health and a 10% lifetime risk of heart disease; 10 minute milers had a 30% risk.
Read more: Why You Should Do a Mile Run | Mark's Daily Apple
And men who dropped dead after the single mile test, well they had 100% risk of death.
Why exactly is running a mile such a good thing? I'd rather walk, much less chance of injury.
Sounds like you didn't read the article???