Has anyone done a bleep test lately?
I did one a few months after taking up running and managed level 9. Then 6 months on I made 11, a further 6 months and I was up to zero shuttles at level 12.
Now after 9 months training since my last test I did another one a couple of days back and I really struggled to make exactly the same level as last time. My general speed has increased a bit (based on 10k pace and other measured routes). But does this mean by VO2 max has just peaked for the moment? I was marathon training until late September so all the long slow training may have led to a loss of pace and fitness.
So what level on the 20m bleep test can everyone else get?