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Aug 19, 2007 - 20:08


PT Test Alpha

Today was a heavy work day. Okay, it’s time for my 3 week APFT. Let’s see where I’m tracking. Here’s how the test works. In each event, you have two minutes to complete all the repetitions you can. For the run, you take as much time as you need to complete two miles. After the slow burn hike earlier today, I thought it was time for me to do the test. Ready? And… go!

PT Test Alpha

  • Sit Ups: 42 (APFT Score: 60)
  • Push Ups: 30 (APFT Score: 54) – required to pass: 36 (4 more)
  • Two mile run: 21:59 (APFT Score: 22) – required to pass: 17:42 (4:17 faster)
  • APFT Total: 136 (fail, but closer to pass than expected)

I really didn’t expect to score that highly. I can do better. First goal: APFT pass (60 – 60 – 60). Here we go!


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