Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 5 months ago

Tips/advice for US Army APFT?

I am an incoming AROTC scholarship cadet who seeks advice on the APFT. My pushups and situps are not the issue, as I know simply doing more of these daily can help. I am not the best at running at I see that the minimum to pass the 2 mile run (for males) is 15:54. That's a 7:57/mile. What is the best way to train for this run exam? I am in no way trying to shoot for minimums, but that is the goal, for now. I need to pass a record APFT in order to contract. Thank you!

2 Answers

  • Mark B
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Make sure you have good shoes and a good surface to run on.

    Run every day, or at least 6 days a week.

    Alternate long distance with speed.

    Day 1, 3 miles

    Day 2, sprint 1/4 mile, jog 1/4 mile, sprint 1/4 mile, repeat until you do 3 miles

    (by sprint I really mean you do it as fast as you can, then jog to catch your breath the next 1/4)

    Day 3, 3 miles

    Day 4, back to the interval training

    Day 5, 3 miles

    Day 6, 2 miles - check your time

    Day 7, rest

    Start back up and do that for 4-6 weeks.

    At week 2, increase to 3 1/2 miles

    Week 4, increase to 4 miles

    Pushups and situps will also strengthen your core which will improve run time.  Don't worry about your time more than once a week until you get to week 4.  Then, track your time consistently

  • 5 months ago

    start running 3 to 5 miles everyday

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