@devolikewhoa and @Eerke:
Gentleman, I believe the two of you are at an impasse. There is no point in trying to convince the other party. Your numbers and the way you approach a fitness test is yours and yours alone.
I’m pretty sure you are both doing your best to crush the Full Frontal and there are a lot of approaches to victory.
Please, let’s move on. Thank you very much.
To quote the FF SUF article:
A well-paced 5-minute effort is one where 2.5 minutes in you start thinking, “I might just be able to hold this, but it will be close”. If you get to the 2-minute mark and start questioning whether you’ll make it out alive, you went out a little too hot. If you get to the 3-minute mark and think, “I have some energy left in the tank, I need to up the pace” then you didn’t start out hard enough. That said, starting a little bit easier will get you closer to a perfectly paced 5-minute effort than blowing up spectacularly 3 minutes in.