Army PFT ???

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hopeful_army_NP

hopeful_army_NP

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience. 253 Posts

I thought that was it. I'll be 38 when I go, so 17 minutes will give me 100 on the running. :) That's my goal, at a minimum!

best wishes, we had a 2LT get a 394!!!!! It was amazing to watch him perform.

Scooty Puff Jr

Scooty Puff Jr

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Sit-ups :eek:, my worst event too. I am going to try and max the PT test in October. There, I put it in writing, now I have a public record of my goal. Prepare to hold me to this when Oct rolls around.

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

Prepare to hold me to this when Oct rolls around.

I'm prepared. :D

I'm waffling about running in a 10K in a few weeks ... not sure I'm ready. I can do 2.5 miles without too much effort, but a 10K might be too much. Sigh.

midinphx

midinphx, BSN

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lunah.... do a 5k for your first. It's 3.2 mile.

Lunah, MSN, RN

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Yeah, I know you're right. Typical me, wanting to bite off way more than I can chew. :D

midinphx

midinphx, BSN

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no.... you set your goals high and try to reach them! Reach for your stars! I take it back, go run your 10k.

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

no.... you set your goals high and try to reach them! Reach for your stars! I take it back, go run your 10k.

I ran the 10K today!! Finished within the time limit, too. By about 4 minutes. :D Truly, a 5K would have been about perfect for me. But I did the 10K! YAY!!! Thank goodness I took tomorrow off. I'm going to be hurtin'!

midinphx

midinphx, BSN

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:yeah:

Congrats, Lunah!! Wow. That is just awsome that you did it. You should be so proud of yourself.

hopeful_army_NP

hopeful_army_NP

Specializes in Advanced Practice, Home Care, Med-Surg,. Has 13 years experience. 253 Posts

Awesome, inspiration and motivation. Hooah!

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

So I learned a few things about running a 10K: a) train for a 10K, not a 5K; b) visit the port-a-john BEFORE the run; c) don't work two 12s the two days before, and certainly not until 11p the night before a run that starts registration at 7a. Hee hee!! My legs HURT! I actually feel 37 years old tonight. Ha ha! Thanks, everyone. Proud to be part of it all. :D

olderthandirt2

olderthandirt2

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So I learned a few things about running a 10K: a) train for a 10K, not a 5K; b) visit the port-a-john BEFORE the run; c) don't work two 12s the two days before, and certainly not until 11p the night before a run that starts registration at 7a. Hee hee!! My legs HURT! I actually feel 37 years old tonight. Ha ha! Thanks, everyone. Proud to be part of it all. :D

Hooah, good job.................

Just a word about running which we all know----running distance and "SPRINTING a 2 miler" are different muscle fibers types (type 1 for long runs and type 11a for sprinting).

If you want to "max" your run for the apft, skip the long runs and focus on your x 1wk sprints, alternating with 2 or 3 mile runs everyother day.

The ARMY publishes a great handbook, "Pocket Physical Training Guide", in the back is a 12week schedule geared to get soldiers in shape for APFTs with running groups divided into Males A,B,C and Females A,B,C.

I am still using it b/c I want to run a 7min mile.....(but I'd much, much rather run my distances).

Anyhooo, Just thought I'd share. Also, about Heat conditioning............be careful and use it to your advantage. Right Now in San Antonio, at the beginning of May it's ~90 F at 1800. That's when I run, the hotter the better......b/c when I do my PT at 0500 and it's 70 F, with that temp difference.......I'll fly. IT WORKS.......just be careful not to get heat stroke

"C." the oldest and fastest lady in my USAGPAN class.:twocents:

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 14 years experience. 33 Articles; 13,714 Posts

Thanks so much for all the great info! I'll look for the pocket guide. :)