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Post by S7 Berzerker on Sun May 02, 2010 6:46 pm

hello I about to be shipped of to FORT Lernord wood, Missuri and i just got back from my unit ( 453th Transportion Unit) at the Navel Air Station, Corpus Christi

And i passed my Push-up and Sit-ups Part 70% on both of them but my run was a little better than last time. i did 2-mile in 18:04 but i need to bring it down to aleast 15:35. so any advice??

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Post by S7 Richie on Mon May 03, 2010 1:03 am

There is not much you can do to improve your run time besides running, same goes for pushups (learned that the hard way.) Just run every day, push yourself until you puke, and monitor your time.

Work on pacing yourself, utilizing a good stride, and breathing techniques. If you mix in some 60-120's or intervals, some kind of sprinting that should be helpful in improving cardiovascular endurance.

Let me know.

It's doable, I dropped from 16:45 to 12:28 in a few weeks.

What kills you more in the run - breathing and overall fatigue, or leg muscle failure?

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Post by S7 KnightOwl on Mon May 03, 2010 1:13 am

When I ran everyday I would run the same route and not sprint until the end. every couple of days I would start sprinting sooner and sooner before you know it your time will drop. Keep track of your times and set goals for yourself.

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Post by S7 Glock on Mon May 03, 2010 2:48 am

Also when you run remember to keep good posture and control your breathing.. You will find a place where the running will actually feel good... Lean back and step it out

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Re: Need some APFT tips

Post by S7 MCampbell on Mon May 03, 2010 6:19 am

The first rule in beginning running is to ďdo no harm.Ē
Donít try intervals; donít try serious hills and stop when it hurts.
Take it
slow, increase your mileage a bit each week and youíll to great on the APFT.

15:35 is good to shoot for in your age group but by regulation you are given 15:54 for 17-21.

I have to take one on Thursday but being that I am 28 I get a lot more room for error.

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Re: Need some APFT tips

Post by S7 Berzerker on Mon May 03, 2010 8:52 pm

Thanks guys

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Re: Need some APFT tips

Post by S7 Richie on Tue May 04, 2010 2:21 am

S7 MCampbell wrote:The first rule in beginning running is to ďdo no harm.Ē
Donít try intervals; donít try serious hills and stop when it hurts.
Take it
slow, increase your mileage a bit each week and youíll to great on the APFT.

15:35 is good to shoot for in your age group but by regulation you are given 15:54 for 17-21.

I have to take one on Thursday but being that I am 28 I get a lot more room for error.

MP's do PT???


JK.

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Re: Need some APFT tips

Post by S7 MCampbell on Tue May 04, 2010 2:37 am

On our own at a very nice gym.

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Re: Need some APFT tips

Post by S7 Richie on Tue May 04, 2010 10:55 am

S7 MCampbell wrote:On our own at a very nice gym.

Lucky bastards.

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Re: Need some APFT tips

Post by S7 MCampbell on Tue May 04, 2010 8:14 pm

I work with civilians so you find yourself slacking sometimes but yes every 6 months you have to meet the standards which are not hard by any means. I think the lowest score I have gotten in 8 years is about a 250.

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Post by S7 Sticky on Tue May 04, 2010 9:57 pm

best thing for you is but the food down !!!! lol jk

just keep pushing your self man keep track of your times and try to push harder and longer every time you go out ... or wait your self down a little put a 30lb pack on and go for it

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