You know that super challenging conditioning test that Mike Shanahan is subjecting poor Albert Haynesworth to? People all over the country are giving it a whirl – and a large chunk of those people are passing. The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg takes a quick look at this (and Steinberg has YouTube footage to back up his claims):
The best attempt yet, though, was pulled off by veteran magazine writer James Fallows of The Atlantic. Fallows reported that he "just barely made it, in both the first and second passes, but I did meet the time standards." Also, he's 61 years old.
ESPN’s Mike Golic will be attempting the test on NFL Live today. Golic is in his late 40s and has been out of football since 1994.
The test is two 300-yard runs, broken down into 25-yard segments (in other words, run 25 yards back and forth six times). The first run must be completed within 71 seconds. After a two minute break, the second run must be completed within 73 seconds. Haynesworth failed the test Thursday and Friday, and then took the weekend off to nurse a sore knee and tired legs.
UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Haynesworth missed Monday morning's conditioning test due to his sore knee. Thus, he will miss at least two more practices.
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